The cicada is an ancient polyvalent symbol, representing themes of resurrection, immortality, and spiritual realization. As cicadas emerge from the ground in their nymph state, they climb up the sides of trees and molt out of their shell to emerge as the adult cicadas we hear singing in the trees. This cicada nymph pendant was created by meticulously 3D photo-scanning an actual nymph shell in high resolution to retain all of its natural details. It is a one of a kind item!
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.