Not only popular in the far east, the term feng shui tree, or gem tree has been circling around the internet in recent years and usually known as an item for luck, longevity or prosperity. You may ask yourself: What really is a Feng Shui gem tree and does it really work?
In this article, we will try to nail down some of the most simple terms to answer your questions, and help you get a clearer insight on how these beautiful trees can help - not only as a decoration but also as a powerful tool to attract success & achieve balance.
1. What is Feng Shui?
Feng shui is an ancient Chinese art of arranging buildings, objects, and space in an environment to achieve harmony and balance. Feng shui means “the way of wind and water.” It has roots in early Taoism but is still popular today, having spread throughout China and even to Western cultures.
2. What Is A Gem Tree Or Crystal Tree?
Gem trees, or crystal trees, are decorations that resemble small trees. Most of the time, they are made of metal wire, such as gold or copper, with semi-precious gems or crystals for the leaves. The shape of the tree can be varied, straight or curved, or customized into various shapes.
Usually, you can find the tree resting on two types of base: a flat base (such as agate), or raw crystal base (or crystal cluster).
3. Gem Tree's Connection To Feng Shui
Trees are connected to the wood element, one of the five elements in feng shui. Each element embodies certain qualities, and wood is connected to kindness, flexibility, and growth. If these are qualities that you’d like to cultivate in your life, you might want to bring more wood element into your home.
Trees also bear fruit, which represents abundance, nutrition, and things coming to fruition. Just think of how a big apple tree can nourish and support so many people: Fruit trees invite abundance because the bounty they produce encourages sharing.
You may also be familiar with the term “Tree of Life”, as the tree symbol has long been used in many ancient cultures to represent the never-ending cycle of human life. That being said, the tree shape - or symbol - always brings a positive meaning to your household.
4. Top Feng Shui Trees & Benefits
Without further ado, below are our favorite picks for gem trees, or crystal trees to place in one home. Not only beautiful and unique, we believe these feng shui trees can also harmonize the energy within your house & bring success to the owner.
4.1 Big Curved Crystal Tree with Agate Base
The beautiful curved Gemstone Tree of Life symbolizes the flourishment of life - where one blooms and is the best version of themselves. Embracing not only the best wishes and good luck, the curved crystal tree also helps heal, protect & provide guidance in life for its owner, whether it is love, wealth or achieving inner peace.
Benefits: Encourage love, wealth, support balance & achieve inner peace
Variants: Rose Quartz, Aquamarine, Fluorite, Amethyst, Amethyst + Rose Quartz, Green Aventurine + Aquamarine
4.2 Love Heart-shaped Handmade Crystal Gem Tree
Nothing speaks "Unconditional Love" more than this Love Heart-shaped Handmade Crystal Tree. The unique shape of the tree tells more than just a promise of relationships, but best wishes of health, protection & balance - entrusted in one wishing tree; a prayer to always be by their beloved's side.
Benefits: Attract love, strengthen relationships; boost spirituality & calmness
Variants: Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Aquamarine, Fluorite
4.3 Willow Crystal Tree with Flat Agate Base
Elegant & aesthetically pleasing, the willow crystal tree for good luck, wealth & health is one of the must-have crystal trees of life you need.
Embroided by natural crystal chips and raw agate base, the tree is also a great tool to harmonize the energy in your surrounding with powerful energy, granting access to balance, relationships and prosperity to its owner.
Benefits: Boost longevity. establish the connection to intuition, strengthen relationships & help achieve balance
Variants: Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Peridot
4.4 Erle-shaped Crystal Tree on Agate Base
Rested on a square agate base, the Erle-shaped Crystal Tree is a symbol for prosperity, success and achieving your dreams. Made from high quality crystal chips, the lucky crystal tree is also a powerful healing tool during your meditation session. Pick up one and place in the corner of your home & office to attract energy, health & manifest success!
Benefits: Generate energy, help achieve inner peace & balance
Variants: Amethyst, Citrine, Aquamarine, Mix of 3 crystals
4.5 Three Flowers On Crystal Tree
All the crystals aligned to create these exotic flowers - The Three Flowers Crystal Tree decoration will mesmerize you on the very first look. A mixture of nature and gemstones, the crystal flowers are said to attract money, good luck, and manifest emotions for the owner.
Benefits: Relaxation, Relationships, Confidence, Balance, Calmness
Variants: Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Citrine, Peridot
4.6 Bonsai Fortune Money Tree
The Bonsai Fortune Money Tree was made as a symbol of good luck, wealth, and prosperity. Rested on a wooden piece, instead of a crystal base like other variants in this list, the Bonsai tree brings a natural connection to mother Earth - the reason why we’re giving this a 10 out of 10! The mixture of different chakra crystals also makes the item ideal for your meditation or yoga session, other than being a beautiful Feng Shui item to harmonize your surrounding’s energy.
Benefits: Balance Chakra, improve longevity, prosperity & energy
5. How to care for your feng shui tree?
Simply wipe your crystal tree with a dry & soft cloth. It is best not to wash the tree with water unless you’re certain the tree is compatible with it, as washing the tree will affect the wire and glue.
Always ensure you have clean hands when rearranging, cleaning, or shaping your tree. To clean the dust around the roots, use an old dry toothbrush and brush gently following the shape of the tree.
Similar to your crystals, the gem trees can also be cleansed and recharged energy during full moon. Cleansing and cleaning your gem tree resets the vibration it’s holding and prepares it to hold a new intention.
Whether you want to use your gem tree to call in a different manifestation, or just want to recharge its vibration, cleansing and cleaning your gem tree is always a good idea!
You can do this once a month, during a full moon, once every few months, or even at the beginning of the year to reset your goals and intentions.