This piece was created using a carved vesuvianite crystal coffin, electroplated in 100% copper with real snake vertebrae.
Vesuvianite, also known as idocrase or vessonite, is similar to garnet in its chemical composition. It was first discovered near Mount Vesuvius and is said to help the wearer find balance in their emotions, as well as releasing fear and old patterns.
These vertebrae come from a black racer snake, a super common, friendly, and helpful snake here in Florida. This poor little one was found in a park after what appeared to be an incident with a lawnmower.
This piece 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.