The cicada is an ancient polyvalent symbol, representing themes of resurrection, immortality, and spiritual realization. This pendant was carefully created by photographing and tracing the wing of a real cidada specimen. It is an extremely unique piece, in that it is meant to be combined with its complementing and detailed pendant insert, http://shpws.me/PcOB
. It is preferable to use a 7mm jump ring (not included) with this pendant. Can also be used as an earring, when purchased in pairs.
About the material finishes:
◼️ Polished STEEL has a rough, aged appearance (even after polishing). It is 3D printed using a binder jetting process and is later infused with bronze, creating a material that is 60% steel and 40% bronze and can range in color from a silver gray to reddish bronze.
◼️ Nickel-plated STEEL has a more shiny, smooth appearance, but is still rougher than cast metals like silver. Just make sure you don't have any nickel allergies.
◼️ BRASS, BRONZE, GOLD, and SILVER are first 3D printed in a high detail cast-able wax, and then cast using a traditional lost wax process. Because of this, these metals are smoother and more detailed than the STEEL.