Socrates' Myth of the Cicadas: The Cicadas chirp and watch to see whether their music lulls humans to laziness or whether the humans can resist their sweet song. Cicadas were once humans who, in ancient times, allowed the first Muses to enchant them into singing and dancing for so long they stopped eating and sleeping and died without noticing. The Muses rewarded them with the gift of never needing food or sleep, and of singing from birth to death. The task of the Cicadas is to watch humans and report who honors the Muses and who does not.
This Brood X cicada specimen was collected after its natural death. Its wings are adorned with two small black onyx crystals, and its abdomen has been replaced with a striking petrified palm root stone. It is electroformed in 100% copper to create a durable and surprisingly lightweight piece.
Petrified palm root is said to be a stone of tender and gentle transformation. It is birthed from the miracle of elemental forces, millions of years of time and great pressure that has transformed the root and wood of the Indonesian Palm into beautiful crystal formations. Black onyx is said to strengthen focus and willpower - by placing these stones on either side of the palm root, they symbolize the guiding protective energy through your journey of transformation.
The wingspan of this cicada measures 3 inches across, and the total length of the pendant is also about 3 inches. It comes on an 18-inch antiqued copper chain. If you would prefer a different length of chain or leather cord, please include a note at checkout.
All electroformed jewelry includes a copper care sheet as well as a jewelry polishing cloth to keep your piece looking its finest.