Find the perfect Tree of Life necklace or a pendant in our beautiful collection of tree of life jewelry. Along with the Celtic cross and the Trinity knot jewelry, it’s a popular choice for necklaces & pendants and the perfect way to wear your Celtic heritage with pride.
Our stunning range of tree of life pendants and necklaces are beautifully crafted in Ireland and hallmarked at Dublin Castle.
Celtic Tree of Life Necklaces & Pendants - Frequently Asked Questions
What does the Tree of Life Mean?
The Tree of Life meaning is ultimately about the forces of nature combining to create balance and harmony. The branches reach for the sky, the roots reach down into the ground. A representation of the link between heaven and earth, mind and body and the never-ending cycle of life.
The Celts believed that the Tree of Life was a symbol of longevity, wisdom and strength. They even believed that trees were actual ancestors of man and provided a gateway to the spirit world. Another meaning is one of rebirth. The tree sheds its leaves as the weather turns colder and bursts into life with the arrival of spring.
What is the history of the Tree of Life?
The Celtic Tree of Life can be found in most religions and cultures around the world and can be traced right back to ancient Egypt. In Irish, it is known as the Crann Bethadh. For the Celts, trees were of the utmost importance. When clearing an area of land for settlement, it was common practice to plant a tree at the centre of the clearing, usually an oak tree.
The tree provided shelter for the tribe and their animals and a sacred meeting place for tribal gatherings. It also provided fuel for fires and medicines. Chopping down such a tree was considered the most serious of crimes and to chop down the tree of an enemy would have been considered a major triumph. So if you’ve ever wondered why there’s a lone oak tree standing in the middle of an Irish field…….
Why choose a Tree of Life Necklace/Pendant as an Irish Gift?
With its positive message of rebirth, renewal and individuality and its roots in ancient Celtic culture, it’s no wonder that tree of life necklace is a favorite design in Celtic jewelry and the perfect gift from Ireland.