Manufacturer: Peter Stone
Dimensions: Tree is about 40mm high by about 35mm across.
Other information: Made from sterling silver. Chain sold separately.
Dictionary Terms Explained
Tree of Life (Kabbalah)
- Mystical Judaistic system
The Tree of Life is a mystical symbol and an entire system from within the Kabbalah of esoteric Judaism. It is used to describe how the universe came into being and describes a path to God and spiritual illumination. The tree of life is an arrangement of ten interconnected spheres (Sephiroth) (Ie the 10 points you can see on the tree). These points are connected by 22 paths. Each sphere and path has different characteristics and meanings. The Tree of Life is a structure that some spend a lifetime studying. The tree forms the basis of how life is created and man’s place within the universe.
The Kabbalah (like much of modern science) believes life to have come from a tiny point within the centre of nothingness and this is represented by the Sephirot at the top of the tree. This is referred to as Ain Soph Aur (Translated means: Nothing, Limitless, Light). Other Sephiroth are Chokmah where the primordial masculine energy comes in, and Binah where the feminine energy meets the male energy. This is seen to be the start of time itself. In this way the Tree of Life links with so many other systems of where male and female energies form the basis of all creation. Other Sephiroths are the Supernal, which is the plane of divine energy and Malkuth that which relates more to the physical universe. I could go on to describe all the spheres and paths that connect them but really this description is simply an introduction.
To wear this symbol or to have it in your environment is to subscribe to the very essence of the descent of the divine into the manifest world and to feel part of something that has meaning and order.
Peter Stone Jewellery
- High quality jewellery manufacturer
The Peter Stone Company purchases raw silver and produces their own true .925 sterling silver alloy in their own factory. All rings are cast to size and craftsmen cut and inlay each stone for a perfect fit. Every piece of jewellery created is hand polished not tumble polished, which leads to a high quality finish that is noticeably different.
Peter Koslowski had been working on merchant ships since 1983 while living in Sri Lanka and was fortunate to be exposed to an abundance of precious stones and he began to purchase and trade them, as well as silver. During this period he also studied gemology and jewellery making in a number of countries. This then lead to the founding of the Peter Stone Company in 1992 in Bangkok, Thailand, where he still resides.