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Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery

Regular price £125.00

Hey, lovebirds! Get a little something special for your beloved – a sleek and modern Sterling Silver locket flaunting an engraved tree of life design. It's not just a locket; it's a contemporary masterpiece for those who want the classic charm minus the fuss.

This beauty swings open, revealing space for two photos – perfect for your favourite snapshots or tiny love notes. And for those who like their bling with a personal touch, the locket can be engraved on the flip side. Slide into my DMs if you want to add that extra dash of sentiment.

Just a heads-up – chains are like plus-one invites; they're sold separately. But no worries, this stunner comes in its own fully recycled gift box. Classy, right? The locket itself measures a cool 32x20mm, bail included – just the right size to make a statement without screaming for attention. If you do select a chain from my collection, it comes with a discount when bought together - bonus!

Now, a little pro tip for keeping your bling in tip-top shape: stash your jewellery solo in a soft pouch or a box with compartments. Think of it as giving your gems their own VIP space, away from direct sunlight and potential scratchy situations.

Let's take a little historical detour to the Victorian era – lockets were all the rage. Post the mid-1800s, when photography became a thing, people started slipping pics of their loved ones inside. Before that, lockets were like tiny treasure chests, holding locks of hair, ashes (yep, you read that right, and I'll be stocking ash holders shortly), and even powders and poisons. Talk about concealed carry!

Fast forward to today, and you'll spot the Tree of Life symbol on everything from tattoos to tapestries. It's like the rockstar of symbols, especially when it comes to necklaces and pendants. Fun fact: trees were the Celtic version of VIPs, and their Tree of Life, aka Crannbethadh, symbolized the perfect blend of nature's forces.

Now, the Tree of Life's roots go way back, making appearances in Ancient Egyptian mythology and Norse beliefs. It's like the symbol had its own world tour before hitting the Celtic scene over 1,000 years later. The Celts, inspired by the Norse, adopted their Tree of Life – a circle with a tree vibe, if you catch my drift.

When Celts decided to set up camp, they'd leave a single tree in the middle, calling it the Tree of Life. Not only did it look good, but it also fed the squad – talk about multitasking. They were so serious about it that cutting down your tribe's tree was the cardinal sin of Celt-dom.

The Tree of Life's big idea? It's the OG interconnectedness theory. Picture a forest – each tree branches out, linking up and creating a home for a zillion different species. Life force, balance, harmony – it's the whole shebang.

So, there you have it – your locket's not just a pretty piece; it's a nod to history, a dash of Celtic vibes, and a symbol of life's beautiful interconnectedness. Wear it, gift it, and spread the love! 💖🌳

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