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Steampunk Pocket Watch Reliquary Necklace with Genuine Preserved Beetle, Garnets, Carnelian, and Victorian Guilloche Engraved Mechanical Watch Movement in Silver and Gold.
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**Unique Designs in Steampunk Jewelry**

This one of a kind, wearable work of art is known as a Kafka Clock. It's creation was influenced by biomechanics, and the novella "Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka in which the hero (or rather anti-hero) gradually turns into an insect with the idle ticking away of time. It is also inspired by the aesthetics of the modern movement known as Steampunk; a sub-culture based on Victorian Invention, such as the steam powered engine and other mechanical devices that go whirr, whiz, and POP!

This unique piece features a silver colored movement with beautifully segmented plates and guilloche engraved details. Within the plates, gold bezeled rubies have been set. It is enhanced with the addition of natural, untreated cabochons of garnet and carnelian and a jewel-like Pachryrrhynchus beetle from the Philippines exactly how it was found in nature. This combination illustrates the beauty of human invention as well as the splendors of Nature's own handiwork.

It can be worn as a (non-functional) pocket watch or pendant, or can be hung on a wall as an interesting shadowbox or shrine.

This Kafka Clock comes with a triple length of antiqued gold plated chain that measures 16 inches long. The Victorian pocket watch case is all original and hails from the mid 1800s. It measures 1.5 inches in diameter and is made of 12 karat yellow gold fill.

This necklace is *not* encased in resin. Air flows free under the glass and throughout the inside of the pocket watch case, the same as in shadow boxes.

My insects are ethically farmed around the world as an eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to more destructive methods such as slash and burn agriculture.

Please take a look at some previous examples I sold here:

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Unique Designs in Steampunk Jewelry
Rachael Victoria Adams

Steampunk Genuine BEETLE Necklace "Kafka Clock" Real Insect Citrine Labradorite One of a Kind Work of Art Available ONLY from Nouveau Motley

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: insect, found objects, metal, garnet, carnelian
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
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