Eternal Style: The Tree of Life
I am always happy to collaborate with Eternal Collection, as I have done several times in the past (here, here, and here). Based in Pitlochry (right here in Scotland!), the website has been up and running since 2007 and is the labor of love of husband and wife team Paul and Pauline Buttress. While Paul and his team make about two thirds of the jewellery (these items will have a "handmade" denotation in the description), Pauline also sources unique and beautiful pieces from around the world.
When I saw these Tree of Life Natural Abalone and Sterling Silver Earrings, I knew that they had to come home and live with me. I have blogged at length about my love for organic designs with natural themes, and the Tree of Life is one of my favourite natural themes. If you're unfamiliar with the symbolism of the Tree of Life, you can read about the origins of it as it pertains to world religion and mythology here, or, if you don't feel like reading a lengthy Wikipedia term paper, this site has a nice quick-and-dirty version of the meaning of the Tree of Life as it pertains to Celtic Mythology.
I have been wearing these earrings non-stop ever since they arrived. They're the perfect size; big enough to have a presence, but not so big as to impede daily life. The abalone shell make them super lightweight, and it also creates a beautiful backdrop for the silver tree that makes it look like it's lit from within. I've been pairing these with my favourite sterling cast feather bracelet and labradorite ring - these pieces just seem to work well together in weight, texture, and color story.
You can check out the rest of the Eternal Collection by clicking here to visit their website.