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♦ A hand-carved Mother of Pearl Cicada, a tiny insect famous for its singing abilities. Cicadas are a type of cricket and are related to locusts and grasshoppers.
♦ The Cicada is threaded with a silver bar, which is strung on bright silver chain, with a matching lobster clasp at the back.
♦ Fastened and stretched out, the necklace measures just over 10" long, and the cicada is just over 1" long, and just over 1/2" wide.
♦ The necklace pictured is just one of many of these delightful little creatures I have. They all vary ever-so-slightly (they are hand-carved, after all!), but are all gorgeous. You will receive one of these.
♥♥♥ This little creature was featured in The Storque ♥♥♥
LAST CHANCE FOR SUMMER WHITES~ http://www.etsy.com//storque/spotlight/etsy-finds-last-chance-for-summer-whites-9821/
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A WORD ABOUT THE CICADA: In Japan, the cicada is associated with the summer season. The songs of the cicada are often used in Japanese film and television to indicate that the scene is taking place in the summer. The song of a particular cicada, called "tsuku-tsuku boshi", is said to indicate the end of summer, and it is called so because of its particular call. During the summer, it is a pastime for children to collect both cicadas and the shells left behind when moulting.
In Japan, the cicada carries further philosophical connotations of re-birth. Since the cicada emerges from the ground to sing every summer, it is a symbol of reincarnation. Of special importance is the fact that the cicada moults, leaving behind an empty shell. But furthermore, since the cicada only lives for the short period of time long enough to attract a mate with its song and complete the process of fertilization, they are seen as a symbol of evanesence.
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