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The tree of life: what it means and why to give it away

The tree of life is a symbol that evokes many positive meanings: immortality, family, love, birth and rebirth. For centuries it has been highly symbolic for many cultures around the world. There is something about the tree of life that inspires, roots and calms. It is a universal symbol that transcends religions and cultures and no group can claim this symbol for itself.

The tree of life is typically depicted as a large tree with branches and roots extending up and down respectively, and is contained within a circle. Here are some of the universal representations of this symbol:

The tree of life represents how everything is interconnected. We do not exist in the void, but we are connected with the world around us. The circular aspect of the symbol represents the world and the tree represents everything in it.

Stability, strength and growth
A tree is a symbol of stability and strength. We use the metaphor of a tree with roots spreading into the ground to talk about strength, stability and grounding. It also symbolizes growth as a tree is the result of years of slow, patient growth from a vulnerable sapling to a sturdy tree.

Each tree is unique and has its own characteristics if you look for them. Therefore, a tree of life also symbolizes this aspect of trees. At first, all trees look alike, but as they grow, each tree becomes unique, without two trees being exactly alike. As time goes by, trees acquire character and beauty, passing all sorts of tests and challenges to stay strong and standing. Like the tree, we too are different and the tree of life reminds us of this.

A tree can lose its leaves and appear dead, but when conditions are right, the tree comes back to life, with beautiful leaves appearing again. As such, the tree of life symbolizes rebirth and overcoming difficult times. It represents a new beginning, a new turned leaf.

Fertility and family
The word tree is often used to talk about the bond with family and ancestors. We say family tree to symbolize the many family ties to various people across generations. A tree is also a symbol of fertility as it finds a way to perpetuate itself, both by seed and by sapling. It is green and luxuriant: all signs of fertility and vitality.

Calm, Peace and Relax
There is something about being under a large tree that evokes a sense of strength, peace and relaxation. This is a feeling we rarely get from anything else. A tree is rarely agitated but rather, it is calm and peaceful, gives and feeds in silence

For all these meanings, giving a jewel with the tree of life can symbolize, for example, the love that binds two people who are about to get married, or it can represent family union. As a symbol of the family, the Tree of life is often given as a gift to celebrate a birth or baptism, as a sign of a long and lucky life. But the gift can also celebrate a moment of change or a milestone reached, such as a degree, a promotion or any other milestone.

Choose your jewel with the tree of life now: