This Rhodium Plated Pendant design is of the ‘ Tree of Life’. The design is open filigree work to emphasis the design of the tree branches. The Celts called The Tree of Life Crann Bethagh, and regard trees as special even to the extent that highways today in Ireland are rerouted to accommodate ancient trees. The Druids name means Oak in Irish and they were called after the Oak tree, because trees were somehow connected to a greater force. The symbol of The Tree of Life reminds us of the bounty of Mother Earth and its ability to regenerate itself. Rhodium is a noble metal that imparts an extremely bright and hard wearing finish when applied as plating. It gives a durable finish of exceptional brightness and longevity. The metal craftsmen and craftswomen that design, cast and hand finish your jewelry are masters of their craft and they follow in a long tradition of precious metal work in Ireland that is evidenced by the largest native collection of gold artefacts’ of any museum in the world in the Irish National Museum in Dublin. All our presentation boxes are handmade and include a non-tarnish pouch to ensure that the jewel arrives to you in the condition that it left the polishers hands.