Clever design is the trademark of jeweler Tracy Gilbert's creations, and this Tree of Life pendant from her Growing Home sterling silver collection of fine jewelry is a perfectly gorgeous example. In this unique pendant, the Irish tree of life and the country of Ireland meld together to form a unified whole, speaking volumes about the strength and endurance of the Irish spirit. A translucent green acrylic background, representing the Emerald Isle itself, subtly reveals a Celtic Irish spiral symbol on the pendant's reverse, further enhancing its beauty and special meaning for anyone with roots in Ireland.
- Crafted in sterling silver with green acrylic
- The medium piece measures approximately 3/4" in diameter with an 18" silver chain
- The large piece measures approximately 1-3/16" in diameter with an 18" silver chain
- Packaged in an elegant gift box
- Handcrafted by Dublin-based designer Tracy Gilbert
- Imported from Ireland
Did You Know? The triple spiral or "triskele" often appears in Celtic art, with the earliest examples carved on stone monuments and later appearing in Christian illuminated manuscripts. As Christianity came into the forefront in Ireland before the 5th century, the triskele took on new meaning as a symbol of the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and therefore also a symbol of eternity. Its popularity continues today as a decorative symbol of faith for Christians of Celtic descent around the world.
About the Artist. Tracy Gilbert is a Dublin-based designer and maker of handcrafted jewelry. She is immensely proud of her Irish heritage and creates original designs that reflect Ireland's artistic and mythological traditions. Many of her pieces feature a contemporary twist on traditional Celtic symbolism. Her use of translucent materials and precious metals is a striking feature of her designs. A designer and perfectionist, Tracy won the best student award at the School of Jewellery in Ireland. Learn more about Tracy Gilbert.