Morning Moon's Cedar Jewelry Collection is based on Western Red Cedar (also known as Thuja Plicata), which has been central to the rich culture of the Coast Salish people for thousands of years.
What is the Spiritual Meaning of Cedar Nature Jewelry?
The spiritual meaning of cedar is protection, wisdom and strength. For centuries, cedar trees have been revered for their spiritual significance. Cedar is known as a powerful medicine in many cultures, celebrated for spiritual protection and its ability to heal and purify. In ancient times the cedar tree was thought to house important gods and be an entrance to higher realms. It is said to store energy and then release it for important healing. Many people believe cedar promotes peaceful thoughts and helps to interpret messages from the inner self.
The Healing Powers Of Cedar Nature Jewelry
The Healing Powers of Cedar are well documented throughout history.
Because it grows in cool, wet forests where many molds and fungi also thrive, Cedar creates its own powerful antimicrobials in its oils. These oils are a powerful medicine to repel insects, molds, fungi, bacteria and viruses. It is also believed to promote immune function and to do a host of things to keep our tissues healthy.
Cedar leaves make wonderful incense and can be used with great success in smudging for purification.
How to Make a Healing Cup of Tea with Cedar
Make yourself a cup of healing cedar tea to reduce stress and inflammation:
DIRECTIONS In a small pot bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add 2 cups fresh cedar to boiling water. Boil for 10 minutes or until water becomes golden in colour. Strain tea into a small tea pot. After straining make to dispose of the cedar. Add honey to taste, but avoid sugar as it can interfere with the medicinal qualities of the cedar. Enjoy.
Popular Cedar Nature Jewelry Gift Ideas from our Iconic Cedar Collection
While Cedar is a wonderful piece of symbolic jewelry to wear to ward off negative energy on a daily basis, Cedar is an especially powerful talisman to wear during life's difficult times.
Cedar jewelry can be a powerful support to cultivate good boundaries, and to help say no to what no longer serves us. We recommend that you give a piece of cedar jewelry as a gift to somebody who is working to let go of old patterns and break into the next chapter of her life with renewed optimism, gusto and joie de vivre!
Cedar is also the BirthElement for the month of December. If you or someone you love has a birthday in December, consider a piece from our Cedar collection as the perfect gift!
Birthstones are a popular gift idea, especially for birthdays. While they are well-known and well-established, we wanted to take a new approach to this classic tradition. December’s birthstone is Turquoise. Our BirthElement for December is Cedar.
How Does Wearing Cedar Nature Jewelry Enhance Your Life?
Wearing a Cedar Leaf Necklace can remind you to say no to old habits and patterns that no longer serve you. As we move into new, more healthy ways of being, it can sometimes be difficult to remember not to default back to our old ways. Wearing a cedar leaf pendant can be your ritual to remind you of what you have promised yourself. And… Cedar jewelry is sooo beautiful!
A Note on Cedar Trees from Morning Moon Founder, Kate
I love the cedar in our collection because it is the most perfect cedar branch I have ever come across. When I first envisioned this collection, I searched forests up and down the BC Coast for over six years to find the perfect cedar branch. I was feeling around for the tree that spoke to my heart. I knew I would know when I found it. Friends must’ve thought I was crazy - when we were out on walks together, I was steadfast about touching every cedar tree that we came across until I found the one that spoke to me.
One day I found the cedar tree that I knew would give me the collection. It spoke to me, I felt it in my heart. It asked to be made into jewelry for you, to share its gifts far and wide. And today, this is still the only tree that all the pieces in my Cedar jewelry collection come from.
Where to Buy Cedar Nature Jewelry
Morning Moon Nature Jewelry is available in stores throughout BC as well as in the Yukon and California. And of course, you can always purchase jewelry on our website. Find a store in your area.
Cedar Leaf Earrings
Our Cedar Leaf Earrings are cast from the branch of a giant cedar tree on Vancouver's North Shore. These cedar earrings capture the exquisite details of this sacred tree and are one of the most popular pieces of nature jewelry.
Our bestselling earrings for close to 15 years! These beautiful Cedar Earrings are timeless and elegant. The perfect gift for yourself or a treasured friend or family member. Truly effortless to wear, light and grounding all at once. They can easily be worn with any outfit. Cool, frosted finish is elegant and graceful.
Wear these Cedar Earrings to remind you that you can be with your reactions differently, to make a different choice and maybe even discover a new part of yourself along the way.
Cedar Leaf Necklaces
Our Cedar Leaf Necklace Pendants are cast from the branch of a giant cedar tree on Vancouver's North Shore. These cedar earrings capture the exquisite details of this sacred tree and are one of the most popular pieces of nature jewelry collection.
These beautiful Cedar Necklaces are our best selling pieces of all time. A terrific everyday necklace, they are truly effortless to wear, light and grounding all at once. The perfect gift for yourself or a treasured friend or family member. Easily worn with any outfit, the cool, frosted finish is elegant and graceful.
Learn More About Our Iconic Cedar Nature Jewelry
Talisman for: Clearing Negativity. Strength. Renewal.
The Bringer of Peace - Cedar has been revered for its spiritual significance for thousands of years. It is known as a powerful medicine in many cultures, celebrated for spiritual protection and its ability to heal and purify. Many people believe cedar promotes peaceful thoughts and helps interpret messages from the inner self. In ancient times the cedar tree was thought to house important gods and be an entrance to higher realms. It was said to store energy and then release it for important healing.
Recommended Reading: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
“Robin Wall Kimmerer has written an extraordinary book, showing how the factual, objective approach of science can be enriched by the ancient knowledge of the indigenous people. It is the way she captures beauty that I love the most—the images of giant cedars and wild strawberries, a forest in the rain and the meadow of fragrant sweetgrass will stay with you long after you read the last page.”
— Jane Goodall
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Identifying Cedar Trees
There are majestic elder cedar trees that are believed to be over 1000 years old.
Cedar is a tall evergreen tree with a wide base and cinnamon coloured bark. Greenish-yellow leaves are flat lovely scales. Its intricate branches are often shaped like a “j” and have upward pointing tips. Cedar can grow up to 19 feet in diameter and up to 200 feet tall, which is almost as long as a football field! There are majestic elder cedar trees that are believed to be over 1000 years old.
Types of Cedar Trees Found in British Columbia
There are two species of Cedar that are native to British Columbia: The Yellow Cedar and the Western Red Cedar. Yellow Cedar are smaller than Red Cedar, typically growing to 20-40 meters in height. They grow mostly in subalpine elevations along the coast from Vancouver Island to Alaska, however it is rarely found in inland regions. Red cedar in contrast, is common on both the coastal and inland areas of BC. Red Cedar grows up to 70 meters tall and can live up to 1000 years old.
The Importance of Cedar in Indigenous Cultures
Cedar is highly valued and culturally significant to many Indigenous groups. The uses for cedar are diverse and extensive and virtually every part of the tree can be used. From building material, to clothing and weaving material, to medicinal and spiritual ceremonies, Cedar can be used in all aspects of life. Because of this, it is often referred to as the “Tree of Life” in some Indigenous cultures. Along with sweetgrass, sage, and tobacco, cedar is a sacred plant, used in many (but not all) Indigenous cultures across North America.
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