Grow with the tree of life

A symbol of growth, strength, family and maternity, the tree of life touches the lives of everyone - whether you are a mother to beautiful offspring or a teen looking for their true direction in life.

Each tree is unique in its shape, appearance, colour, strength, location and fruit - just like every human. It's this individuality that make it the perfect symbol to help celebrate our quirks, mannerisms and styles.

Express your love for your mother with our collection of tree of life design jewellery this Mother's Day. She has looked over you, seeing you grow from a tiny seedling into a blossoming tree. She has given you roots to grow from and watched as your branches find their path and determine your direction in life. She has kept you fed, watered and surrounded by a forest of mature trees to learn from. Repay just a little of your debt this Mother's Day.

Get the look at H.Samuel

From pendants, rings and bangles, to stunning sterling silver and rich rose and yellow gold - at H.Samuel we have tree of life designs and styles to suit any taste.

Shop our Tree of Life design jewellery collection here

Historical Significance

Tree of Life symbolism and concepts have featured throughout history for thousands of years, with references going as far back as the Ancient Egyptians. A tree that represents the existence and creation of everything, this symbol has crossed borders, continents, religions and beliefs.

And now it is firmly back with a 21st century makeover.


In Egyptian mythology, some of the first people on earth, Isis and Osiris, were said to have emerged from an acacia tree, which Egyptians consider to be the tree of life. Whilst in Chinese mythology, a Taoist tale tells of a tree that produces a peach of immortality every three thousand years, and anyone who eats the fruit receives immortality. In Norse mythology the fruit theme continues, with the apples from Iđunn's ash box providing immortality for the gods.


Etz Chaim, Hebrew for "tree of life," is a common term used in Judaism. The expression is figuratively applied to the Torah itself. Etz Chaim is also a common name for synagogues. In Catholic Christianity, Pope Benedict XVI has said that "the Cross is the true tree of life." Saint Bonaventure taught that the medicinal fruit of the Tree of Life is Christ himself. The "Tree of Immortality" is the tree of life motif as it appears in the Quran.

Modern Culture

Austrian symbolist artist Gustav Klimt portrayed his version of the tree of life in his painting, The Tree of Life, Stoclet Frieze. In C. S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, the Tree of Life plays a role, especially in the sixth published book The Magician's Nephew. The Tree of Life is also a Terrence Malick film released in May 2011, starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain.

"The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can."

- Paul Kurtz

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