The Tree of Life is a common motif found in many belief systems around the world. It represents the interconnection of all life. This particular version also incorporates a triquetra knot, to symbolize the triple goddess in her forms as maiden, mother, and crone. Our Triquetra Tree Pendant is cast from bronze. It measures 1 1/4" in diameter, and comes on a 33" black cord which can be tied at whatever length you need.
What else can the triquetra symbolize? For the early Celts, who loved grouping things into triads, this three part knot could stand for the Triple Goddess (Maiden, Mother, Crone), the Three Realms of the World (Water, Air, and Earth), the Individual (Mind, Body and Spirit), or even Time itself (past, present, and future). For Christians, it was a representation of the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost). In modern times, it is often used by pagans and wiccans as a symbol of their faith, much as the pentacle is.
I am sensitive to some metals. Is bronze going to irritate my skin? Generally speaking, metal sensitivities are only an issue with jewelry that is worn for prolonged periods right next to the skin. This would include rings and earrings. Typically, pendants have a much lower chance of causing problems. That being said, bronze is an alloy that contains a mix of metals, primarily copper (88%) and tin (12%), with traces of aluminum, zinc, nickel, silicon, arsenic, and/or phosphorus. This mixture creates a beautiful alloy that is more durable than copper alone, but if you know you are sensitive to any of the components, you might want to stick to our sterling silver jewelry.