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Natural Carved Quartz Crystal Cicada Pendant

  • $ 3000

I wrapped a silver wire bail into a natural carved quartz crystal cicada pendant and added a 24 inch silver filled chain. The cicada is hand carved with natural inclusions.

Because cicadas are one of the longest living insects, people believe that they symbolize immortality, longevity, and rebirth. In past times, a cicada carving was placed on the body of a deceased loved one to aid in their journey to the afterlife and beyond. Cicadas often emit a distinct call when bad storms are coming. Thus, many cultures believe that carrying a cicada offers protection from harm and can serve as a warning against approaching danger.

Quartz has been used since prehistoric times as an adornment and a ritual tool in Europe and the Middle East, and also ancient America. It was most often used for different types of jewelry and carvings, including engraved gems and rock crystal vessels.

Quartz has been identified in Australian Aboriginal mythology and also Native American lore. It has been found in burial chambers in many European locations, including Newgrange and Carrowmore in Ireland. The Irish word for quartz is grian cloch, which means stone of the sun.

Stones listed as natural, raw, or rough may have some imperfections and inclusions. Be sure to check all photos, including the zoom feature, for details about a particular stone. Please see photo with ruler for size. Colors may vary with individual monitors.

Many stones are susceptible to fading, and they should be kept out of direct sunlight. Do not use hot water or salt water to clean them. Stone properties and descriptions are for informational purposes only and do not offer any guaranteed outcomes. Also, they are not intended as a substitute for medical care.

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