Tigerskin Glass Electroformed Cicada Pendant | Tinklet Jewelry
We love statement pieces that get noticed when you make an entrance. This electroformed cicada pendant will surely spark curiosity and start conversations. With its wings spread, you're able to see all of the beautiful and intricate details, preserved in copper forever.
These gorgeous, oddities of nature are created from a real specimen. It was not cast from a mold but a gorgeous Cryptotympana Aquila. This species is found in Thailand and Indonesia. In their natural habitat, these cicadas have black wings and are clear along the edges
In the center, is a stunning Tigerskin Glass Cabochon. Tigerskin is a type of jasper which is an opaque, dense type of quartz. It is see-through with rich brown tones. On this particular, the bands resemble mountain peaks.
It is believed that this is a nurturing stone for well-being and grounding and is believed to enhance healing, purification, and positive thoughts. Tigerskin "jasper" is said to ease emotional stress and wearing tigerskin "jasper" beads can make you feel more relaxed and secure, creating positive energy and happiness.
The chain is crafted from 18-gauge copper wire. Each link is meticulously twisted and formed. This chain is about 20 inches long. The pendant, when measured from the wingspan, is 4 3/4 inches wide. When worn, it rests just above the breastbone for everyone to see and admire.
The plating is strong, solid but it should be treated with care just like any other fine piece of jewelry. We recommend that you remove your jewelry before sleeping, bathing, exercising, swimming, or cleaning. Store in a safe and dry place. The pendant and necklace are sealed with renaissance wax, but over time will darken as copper tends to do. To prolong the aging, keep stored in a Ziplock bag in the box that it arrived in or another storage container.
It’s bold and dramatic. You can coordinate it with any ensemble from business casual to everyday wear for a look that will turn heads; it’s a conversation starter.
All items arrive in a cute little black box or satchel ready for gift giving.
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***Note: no harm comes to these insects and they are all ethically sourced.
To maintain the shine or antiquing:
Keep your copper jewelry clean. Store it in an airtight container or bag away from heat and moisture.
Wipe regularly with a polishing cloth to prevent dirt build-up.
Use tarnish-resistant products (such as tarnish tabs or strips) that absorb harmful chemicals. We use the tabs below and now include (2 - 4) tabs with copper and sterling silver purchases.
PLEASE NOTE: When copper comes in contact with human skin and can interact with air, perspiration and other chemicals, such as bath soaps, body lotions, and makeup, and sunscreen, the oxidation (patina) process can accelerate and that causes the copper to turn brownish, green or bluish-green, and stain the skin of some individuals. This reaction will vary according to an individual's body chemistry, both in how long it takes for the green discoloration to form and in how pronounced the color becomes .Some people, such as myself, experience no discoloration at all, other people maybe not so much. It is important to note that the discoloration is not harmful to your health, nor is it anywhere near permanent and is easily washed off with soap and water. If not washed off, it is normally absorbed by the body overnight. Because this potential reaction is not to be unexpected by customers, we do not offer Refunds if the reason is "Because It turns my skin green."
IMPORTANT: Sterling silver is an alloy containing metals that react with chemicals found in air and produces tarnish; high moisture levels, exposure to sunlight and contaminants such as salt water increase this reaction. Take steps to protect your sterling silver by:
Keep sterling silver in airtight packages, (Ziplocs should work fine) Use tarnish-resistant products (such as tarnish tabs or strips) that absorb harmful chemicals. We use the tabs below and now include (2 - 4) tabs with copper and sterling silver purchases.
Store metals in a cool, dry place.Most tarnish is easily removed by polishing with a mild abrasive or soaking in an anti-tarnish solution.
Size: Some items are available in various sizes by request.
Stones: Are true raw gemstones. Material: Raw gemstones, pure copper base Rings have been burnished, antiqued and sealed to protect the finish*. Each rendition ordered (gemstone shape/size) will have some differences in general shape and dimensions and depending on stone type, some small color variations. The ring shank will be as pictured. Other ring sizes are available but require fabrication 5-7 days before ready to ship.
Tigerskin Glass Electroformed Cicada Pendant | Tinklet Jewelry
Who Are We?
We're small and local to the Marietta, Georgia area and love every bit of it. We've come to know and appreciate many of our customers including those that are visitors to Georgia, many of that have also become repeat customers. We've been crafting fashion jewelry for more than 15 years now and continually learning new skills to share.
That's what we do and enjoy. Certainly our style of jewelry isn't for everyone, but for those that live outside the box, WE GOT YOU!
What are your shipping charges?
We offer free standard shipping on all orders of $35.00 and up via USPS. Other modes are available for you to select from if desired.
Orders over $50 will have the option of free Standard Shipping through USPS. Orders under $50 will be charged for shipping depending on your chosen delivery method and country. The full price will be displayed at checkout.
What Payment Methods do you accept?
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We accept secure payments for both local & international customers via most major Credit Cards, Debit Cards & PayPal.
We also accept Apple Pay as well as other popular methods. We do not accept payments via check. We do accept cash at all of our market or festival events as well as credit card and PayPal
Note that an additional exchange fee may apply if your currency is other than US dollars.
Do you offer credit terms?
Yes, we do although in most cases it not necessary for most shoppers (We strive to keep things affordable). You have the option of extended time in which you may break the cost of an item up over 4 equal payments. We have partnered with the popular Sezzle platform to off this to all our online customers. Visit this link for additional information.
Returns and Refunds
Yes, we will accept returns that fall within our returns policy. It is our wish for your experience to be as fulfilling as possible so please review our returns policy here.Our team is always happy to guide you at any step!
Where do you get your materials?
We only source from reputable, local (USA) vendors. While much of the vendors' products are in fact manufactured within the United States, there are still items that they purchase from other overseas suppliers. Rest assured that wherever possible, we strive to keep it within our own borders.
How long will it be before my oder ships?
Local orders take 2-3 business days to be delivered to you and we ship within 1-2 business days. International orders will take longer to be delivered and the time frame will vary depending on your location. Due to Covid and other possible factors, times might vary depending on location, shipment method.
We ship both locally and worldwide.
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From Start To Finish
Some artisans will rely solely on molds and prefabricated items from foriegn countries... I guess everybody does from time to time. However, we rely more on our ability to create and manufacture most of our jewelry from scratch by our own beat up hands. Takes longer but the quality you can depend on. Oh, we don't actually kill these bugs. That we do but from someone else.
Keeping it real
How We Work
We specialize in copper fashion jewelry. It's important to not only you our customers but to us as well that we use the best quality copper we can purchase from within the US. We also do silver jewelry as well with the same eye on quality be it sterling or fine silver. No scrap metals only best quality.