The JOVIE features a Cicada netsuke, intricately carved wood, signed by the artist - another favorite find of mine!. A netsuke is a small sculptural object which gradually developed in Japan over a period of more than three hundred years, initially served both functional and aesthetic purposes. The Cicada is a symbol of rebirth and rejuvenation, among others. Every 15-18 years after hibernation with their signature buzzing, the Cicada resurfaces (yeah ... can be a quite a bit annoying because of their number and "song", so glad it doesn't happen every year!).
Strand of hand-knotted large faceted Tsavorite (Green Garnet) beads, using small coconut rondelles as spacers
Two natural seed beads flank the Cicada netsuke; also flanked with petite Swarovski bi-cone crystal fringes that resemble its sparkly wings
Closure is a coconut and Tsavorite toggle
This beauty weighs 7.12 oz (for reference, a standard can of soda/pop weighs 12 oz).
Overall length end-to-end: approx 20 inches
When on (nape to chest): approx 10 inches + 2-1/4 inches with the pendant
Cicada netsuke: approx 60x27x30 mm
Tsavorite beads: approx 18x13 mm
Seeds: approx 10-11x15-17 mm
Coconut rondelles: approx 5 mm
Swarovski crystals: approx 5 mm
Due to the natural variation of certain stones and the differences in monitor settings, colors may vary slightly from what is pictured here. A ruler and/or a US one cent coin is pictured with this jewelry piece for component sizing reference. Before placing your order, please review store policies in the "About Alexis Noelle" section. Thank you for supporting handmade. Thank you for visiting my shop.