Along with rising and falling water, winter is the province of wind. When the sea-breath and mountain-roar bend the hemlocks of these hills, the birds hang on as best they can.
Ancient Greeks used poison hemlock to execute criminals and other state prisoners; one of the most famous is Socrates. The typical symptoms for poisoning in humans include pupil dilation, dizziness, and trembling followed by slowing of the heartbeat, paralysis of the central nervous system, and muscle paralysis.
This small piece of poison hemlock contains the leaf as well as the flower, and has been carefully preserved and electroformed in 100% copper. It is adorned with a teardrop-shaped pale green emerald, a stone associated with truth, growth, and eternal life.
This piece measures just under1 inch in length and comes on a 24-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.