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Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery

Regular price £135.00

Hey there, lovely people! I've got a real gem to show you today – a pretty 9ct Yellow Gold fine chain bracelet featuring a delicate cut-out Tree of Life disc link. This piece is pure elegance, with a bracelet length of 6 inches and a disc diameter of 10mm. It's dainty, it's charming, and it's here to make a statement.

Now, let's talk about the Tree of Life, shall we? This symbol has a fascinating history. In the modern era, you'll spot it on all sorts of things – it's a popular tattoo choice, looks stunning in tapestries, and is a beautiful design for necklaces, pendants, and, of course, various forms of jewellery. But did you know that trees held a vital place in Celtic culture? In their world, the Tree of Life, or "Crannbethadh" in Celtic, represented the balance and harmony created by the forces of nature.

But here's where it gets even more interesting – the Tree of Life isn't exclusive to the Celts. Nope, its roots (pun intended) go way back to Ancient Egyptian mythology and beyond, predating the Celts by over a thousand years. It's like a symbol with a timeless appeal that transcends cultures and ages.

Now, here's a little tidbit that might tickle your curiosity – it seems like the Celts might have adopted their Tree of Life symbol from the Norse. According to Norse belief, the source of all life on Earth was a world ash tree called Yggdrasil. Both cultures held the number nine in high regard, and if you take a close look, you'll notice that the design of this symbol is essentially a circle with a tree inside it. Simplicity with profound meaning, right?

Here's a charming tradition from the Celts – when they cleared an area for settlement, they'd always leave a single tree in the centre, and this became the revered Tree of Life. This tree not only provided nourishment for animals but was also believed to care for all life on Earth. It's said that Celtic tribes would only choose locations where such a tree was present. Cutting down your own tribe's Tree of Life? Well, that was considered one of the gravest crimes a Celt could commit.

At the heart of the Tree of Life concept is the idea that all life on Earth is interconnected, much like the branches of a forest. Each tree in the forest links its branches, combining their life force to create a home for a multitude of different species of flora and fauna. It's a beautiful symbol of unity and harmony, don't you think?

So, there you have it – a lovely bracelet that not only adorns your wrist but also carries with it a rich tapestry of history and meaning. It's a symbol of life's interconnectedness and a nod to the wisdom of the ancients. Wear it with pride and remember the harmony of the Tree of Life! 🌳✨

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