This is a pair of Celtic Tree of Life earrings. The charm is about 25mm across (1″). The charms are made from brass and are hung on metal hooks. The charms have a matte finish which show the details of the symbol very well.
More About the Celtic Tree of Life Earrings:
The Tree of Life is another symbol from myths, religion, and in this case even science. Many different cultures reference the tree of life all over the world, from the ancient Egyptians to Norse mythology. Wikipedia has a great explanation of what it means to many different cultures. Trees feature prominently in Celtic art, although it is not known exactly if they were referring to a “Tree of Life” or if the trees had some other meaning. Like a lot of things, when Christianity came to Ireland the symbol took on more of a Christian meaning. The book of Genesis famously refers to the tree of life.
Science of course also refers to a “Tree of Life”. This tree depicts by how all species evolved from another, “branching” off from the original. When you go back far enough, you will find that all life evolved from a single-celled organism. Some of the main branches of this tree are the division between plants and animals. To learn more about the scientific view of the tree of life, go here.
Popular culture has also referred to the Tree of Life frequently. It plays a role in C.S. Lewis’ book The Magician’s Nephew from the Chonicles of Narnia series. The health services company Cigna uses a Tree of Life motif in their logo. Several films have also featured it. The Tree of Life played a central role of symbolism in the 2006 movie The Fountain by Darren Aronofsky. The main character was trying to find a way to extend life in three different stories.
The Celtic Tree of Life Earrings make a great gift!