--Dr. Finkelstein, Nightmare Before Christmas
After centuries of use as a poison and cosmetic, the medicinal uses of deadly nightshade were finally realized and made available to treat a variety of illnesses and ailments. Its medical applications include use as a pain reliever, muscle relaxer, anti-inflammatory, and as a treatment for whooping cough and hay fever. Deadly nightshade berries pose the greatest danger to children, as they are attractive and are deceptively sweet at first bite. Yet just two berries can kill a child who eats them, and it takes only 10 or 20 to kill an adult. Likewise, consuming even a single leaf can prove fatal to humans.
A delicate nightshade flower, as well as two small buds, are electroformed in copper along with a purple amethyst crystal, chosen to represent the color of the flowers as well as its associations with sleep and dreaming.
This piece measures about 2 inches 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.