Monday, July 29, 2013

From War to Peace Tree of Life Pendant Review and Giveaway.



I love jewelry,  but I love it more when it has a meaning behind it. It's kind of like my love for tattoos, but only if they have a significant reason for being there, a story or metaphor if you will. I first found this company through a gift I received from my mother on my birthday.  This company is like no other, in that the art and skill  behind their creations is workmanship from military weapons. 


From War to Peace  is an eco-friendly company that recycles disarmed nuclear weapons into fine jewelry made of an alloy called Peace BronzeTM. I found this so unique and beautiful in thought that I had to review for them.

That wasn't the only reason though. My brother was a Naval Officer who passed away during a helicopter mission in 2005. Well, technically his helicopter went down. He, being the pilot, and two others helping navigate the helicopter, went down. They nor the reminance of the crash were found. Seeing jewelry made out of weaponry reminds me of my brother and I feel like wearing  this makes me feel closer to him in some way. I have unresolved anger towards the military and the needless loss of my brother, so I find some peace in what I don't like, transformed into something beautiful. From War to Peace couldn't have said it better "We turn weapons meant to destroy us into art meant to restore us, swords into plowshares, bombs into beauty, hate into love, & war into peace". 



I chose the Tree of Life pendant  for review, to symbolize my brother's life on this planet. It wasn't very long, as he passed at just 28, but he made a huge impact on me and everyone around him. He was loved by all and worked harder than anyone I have encountered to this day. To bring light to this fact, the reason he was even chosen to make this flight was because the one before him failed the test required. They asked my brother who knew everything and he filled in. This tree of life necklace keeps him in my heart with ever growing love, growing eternally like the tree that symbolizes him. I feel a sense of peace when I wear or look at it.


The back of the pendant.

As you can see, the pendant is very detailed with gorgeous color. It sparkles in the light with a rainbow of colors. This piece as with all their pieces was recycled from weapons into alloy Peace Bronze TM.

The bracelet I received from my mom for my birthday is made of the same Peace Bronze TM, only dipped into silver. I love this one too. The seven circles of peace stand for an ancient belief of perfection. In this design by James Main, the circles form a 7 pointed star in the middle, signifying peaceful unity of all nations and faiths.


These are both gorgeous, really unique pieces of art and I think anyone that has a loved one in the military or not should consider purchasing one. They also carry dog tags that you can have personally engraved. Also, part of the proceeds go toward peace and social justice organizations.

This is just a small peak into what they offer. They have so many more awesome designs.

If you'd like to learn more and keep up with promotions from From War to Peace, follow their social media sites for the latest info. 
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Disclaimer: Product was provided to me for the purpose of facilitating a review with my honest opinions. I was not compensated monetarily or in any other form. 

AND now my lovely readers have a chance to win one of their own beautiful Tree of Life Peace Bronze TM Pendant! Good Luck! Ends 8-7 Midnight EST.

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39 comments:

  1. Abrie,

    Thank you so much for your wonderful commentary on our From War to Peace jewelry. My daughter's brother-in-law Matt, like your own brother, was a US military heiicopter pilot. He was shot down and killed in Iraq some years ago, and will be missed forever. Let's bring our soldiers home, and spread a little peace in our world.

    Much love, Paul Ogren
    Founder of From War to Peace

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  2. Wow I love it! That is something that I would wear because I'm am a Eco freak! Nice review :)

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  3. I love these pieces! They are gorgeous! I am so sorry about your brother! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Oh wow, these are so neat! I really love the idea behind the pieces. I am sorry about your brother's passing but he was a wonderful man for serving our country.

    There are some veterans in my family who would love the jewelry - I will definitely let them know about From War to Peace. Thanks for sharing your review!

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  5. Beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I think the pendant is lovely, but most important to me is the meaning behind it. If only we could turn all our "swords into plowshares". Gaye M; rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I like that it has a great meaning behind it.

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  8. that is a beautiful piece

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  9. It is very elegant looking.

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  10. It reminds me of our family tree that my grandfather serves in WWII when we were in the Philippines it reminds me of the trees and the surrounding that have fought during those war times.Nice a piece of ART it made my heart pounded it so pretty.

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  11. It is so peaceful.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  12. I love this I always wanted to get a tree tattoo to symbolize my family.

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  13. I really like all the different colors that show when the light hits it. It is really pretty and I would wear it with a lot of my outfits.

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  14. i love the fact that they take military weapons and make beautiful, wearable art. this piece, as well as your bracelet, is gorgeous. thanks for sharing and making me aware that this company exists. and thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. i like that it was made from wepons thats really neat.babyphatqueen420@aol.com

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  16. very pretty piece of jewelry. i love the color and the design

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  17. I love that this piece has an interesting story.

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  18. I like that something so ugly can be turned into something so beautiful.

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  19. I think it's very pretty and I love to use recycled items. But when I see recycled items I only like them if they don't look like they've been hauled out of the garbage. This one is beautiful.

    My daughter has a hoodie with this design. It is very nice.

    asketcher2@hotmail.com

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  20. I am sooo excited about this Giveaway!!! Just can't figure out how to join the Google Circle! Peace and Love to ALL!

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  21. The reason why I really love that pendant is because it means so many different things to different people. Wearing it, would be like wearing beautiful art with it’s own secret meanings for everyone. Great giveaway!

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  22. So beautiful...

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  23. I love the patina of the metal. How pretty and different!

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  24. Please accept my deepest condolences for your tragic (and cruel) loss. I do know how much it means to find a special something that somehow brings a special sense of connection with a lost loved one. It's especially sweet if that something is piece of jewelry or item of clothing that one can wear - close to the heart.

    There are many reasons why I love "Tree of Life" pendant. Among them: the symbol is near sacred to many people, the very shape and design are both universal and eternal as well as conveying a sense of continuity and the ongoing cycles of life

    One of the reasons why I love THIS Tree of Life pendant is well - everything about it: starting with the very concept AND the nature as well as MEANING of the raw materials and their original use and intent. In such stark relief and contrast to the peaceful, loving and compassionate nature of the beautiful creation they transform out of disarmed nuclear weapons.

    I love that the materials are recycled and eco-friendly - and even the very name of the company : From War to Peace! But maybe most of all that the precious creation that come out of all this (indeed a cycle of life and death in itself) but moreover that such a many-layered symbol can become so vital, personal and intimate and yet universal at the same time.

    Thank you.

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  25. It is very elegant looking.

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  26. I love that something so beautiful came from something so horrible and destructive
    thanks

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  27. I love how the necklace sparkles in the light!

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  28. I love that it's made from disarmed weapons...it's very beautiful and has great meaning behind it!

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  29. I like the symbolism of the tree for life!

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  30. That it's made with recycled disarmed nuclear weapons.

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  31. I like that the pendant is both pretty and meaningful.

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  32. I love what the tree of life means and have a few pieces with the tree of life on them.

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  33. I feel the tree of life has a family meaning to me, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  34. I like how simple it looks, yet very nice! lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  35. I love the fact that it was made from recycled disarmed nuclear weapons. I think that is so cool!

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  36. the color and design

    dianetherkildsen@att.net

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