I created this piece as part of 'The Labradorite Forest' collection, a series of pendants and rings inspired by the magical colours of an Enchanted Forest. The idea of the tree of life has been used in science, religion, philosophy, and mythology throughout history. It is recognized in all cultures as a symbol of immortality and eternal life, and is also a reminder of our past (roots - ancestry), present (tree body - knots included) and future (fruit – labour and posterity).
This particular pendant features a four gorgeous flashy blue Labradorite cabochons, each surrounding a central Tree of Life. The pendant setting has been made with a solid sterling silver 16 gauge (1.4mm) handle, a thick sterling silver hand-sawed backing, fine silver bezels around each of the four stones, and sterling silver trims and accents. I have hand-sawed the Tree of Life into the centre of the piece, oxidising the tree and then sanding it back to give depth and a finish more resembling the bark of a tree trunk. It has then been polished to a high shine and strung onto a 72cm adjustable black vegan organic cotton cord. This means that it can be worn as a choker, long layering necklace, or anything in between! Like all my work, it is a completely unique piece made entirely by hand using recycled silver, environmentally-friendly methods and cruelty-free materials!
Total Pendant Length: 57mm approx.
Total Pendant Width: 53mm approx.
💎 LABRADORITE LORE:
The Inuit peoples claim Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis. In many cultures it is considered to be a Stone of Magic. Often a crystal used by shamans, diviners and healers throughout history, it is recommended for those who travel and embrace the universe seeking knowledge and guidance.
Labradorite is also an excellent stone to be used in aiding self-discovery, as it is can awaken one's own awareness of inner spirit, intuition and psychic abilities.
Labradorite is also the most powerful protector of the mineral kingdom, creating a shielding force throughout the aura and strengthening natural energies from within. It protects against the negativity and misfortunes of this world, and provides safe exploration into alternate levels of consciousness and in facilitating visionary experiences from the past or the future.