As many of you know, we have a Tree of Life Bangle. Standing for Hope, Conservation and Growth, the Tree of Life represents strong roots, consistent growth and fruition. An acknowledgment of our commitment to nurture, love and preserve the beauty of nature, wearing this charm evokes the eternal connection between mankind and Mother Earth.
What some of you may not know, is that there really is a Tree of Life. While there was no intended relationship between the bangle and the tree at the time, the Tree of Life (Shajarat-al-Hayat) is a natural phenomenon in the desert of Bahrain. Believed to be approximately 400 to 500 years old and standing at 32-feet high, it is located 1.2 miles from Jebel Dukhan and stands on top of a 25-foot sandy hill.
The only tree growing in the area — and barren of water sources — it is a major tourist attraction and is visited by upwards of 50,000 people every year. Whether the tree’s survival is “magic” or its roots have grown down hundreds of feet to reach aquifers, many believe this was once the actual location of the Garden of Eden. What do you think?