Paua / Abalone Shell Tree of Life Pendant in Copper
This tree of life pendant showcases the stunning variation of colours in the paua shell. The tree has been designed to wrap around the middle of the shell, leaving the centre of the shell exposed. It looks like the portal to another world. This is a small, light shell, so is a great choice for those who prefer lighter jewelry, or for younger children. The shells vary somewhat in pattern, so yours will be completely unique.
- The pendant is approximately .5" wide by 1" long
- Wrapped with copper wire
- It comes with a chain that matches the wire, or a black leather or cotton cord
- You can choose the length of the chain
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About Paua Shell
Paua, or abalone is often called sea opal due to its striking blue/green colours. It is a shell of solace and protection. It connects us to the ocean and the cycle of life. This is an excellent necklace for those born in one of the water signs -- Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces, or for anyone who wants a piece of jewelry to help connect them to their emotions.
About the Tree of Life
The tree of life is a mystical and magical tree that is well known in many cultures. It represents our connection to all things -- earth, air, water, fire. In Celtic culture, trees were the centre of all that occurred -- the absence of trees would be the absence of life. In Christian tradition, eating from the tree of life is said to grant immortality. In Norse mythology, the tree of life, or Yggdrasil, binds together all realms of existence. This ancient tree represents our connection to our ancestors and also of our individuality. The stages of a tree's growth through the year mirrors that of the cycle of life, similar to the eternal life/re-birth traditions in many religions.