Silver and Stone

'Black Agate Tree of Life' Pendant

€60,00 EUR

About your pendant

The tree of life symbolises growth and rebirth. In this pendant the silver tree is set against a black banded agate background. 

About Agate

Agate was given its name by a Greek philosopher (Theophrastus) who first discovered the stone along the shore of the Achates river in Sicily, sometime between the 4th and 3rd century BC.  Since then it has been widely used in jewellery , as well as other decorative purposes.

Wendy Jeffries Designs - red banded agate example Holy Grail of Valencia

Agate is found in a lot of different colours, with a wide variety of patterns, including bands, swirls, and zig-zags.  


The image on the right shows just one example of an early use of agate.  The Holy Grail of Valencia, carved out of a deep red banded agate, sometime between the 4th and 1st century BC.  It is currently held in the Cathedral of Valencia.  The cup, while a popular pilgrimage point, has not been attributed any supernatural powers.

Design Details

  • This sizeable blue banded agate measures 30x40mm
  • sterling silver windswept tree design
  • Pendant comes on an 18 inch sterling silver diamond-cut Figaro chain


I designed the wire-work to specifically match the patterns on this particular stone. Only one available!

Handmade in Connemara.

 

Size Guide:

Pendant Size Guide - Wendy Jeffries Designs

Photo credit Holy Grail of Valencia: By Jmjriz - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53417652