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Family tree necklace jewelry from Apples of Gold is personalized with genuine Swarovski crystals signifying your individual family member's birthstone and the name of each family member engraved on the family tree pendant. Each family tree necklace can be customized with one to four Swarovski crystal stones, set in guaranteed .925 sterling silver. Read more.

How exactly did the family tree originate? Unless you have studied genealogical history, the answer may surprise you. When family trees were first established as a genealogical method, they were modeled after an ancestry chart, which started with the oldest member of a generation being listed at the top, along with their family members, and the newer generations listed beneath, with the individual family member whose line is being traced being listed singly at the bottom of the genealogical chart. In this way, the ancestry chart often resembled a tree, since this configuration was visually wider at the top of the chart and narrower at the bottom.

Another interesting–and perhaps not widely known fact–is that Family Tree Necklace very likely owes its beginnings to the medieval art of the "Tree of Jesse", which depicts in beautiful art-form the genealogy of Christ. The Tree of Jesse traces the ancestry of Jesus, as the Messiah, back to Jesse of Bethlehem, the father of King David. It is written in the Book of Isaiah: "There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots" (11:1). This same genealogy is then linked to the birth of Jesus, who is proclaimed Christ, in the Gospel of Matthew's opening words: "The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David ..."

Now you can preserve this tradition in your family genealogy, with a selection from Apples of Gold's family tree necklace and jewelry collection. Each family tree jewelry piece comes alive with vibrant, genuine Swarovski crystals, and with the name of your family engraved in sterling silver next to each Swarovski crystal stone.

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