Violet (Viola sororia) - Copper Plated Necklace #1

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This pendant contains one small sprig of Lilac (Syringa vulgaris), dried and preserved in a clear dome of glass-like resin and then electroformed with a ring of patina'd copper.

An incredibly iconic staple of spring in the US and the native range of this flower, the common lawn flower is considered to be a symbol of sapphic love; based on a poem by the Greek poet Sappho, who described herself and her lover as wearing garlands of the flower, it became a common practice especially among lesbian and bisexual women in the early 1900's to exchange the flowers with their lovers as a romantic gesture.

This specimen has been pressed and coated with a UV resistant finish prior to being encapsulated in resin.

The pendant measures 43mm long by 31mm wide - or approximately 1 3/4" by 1 1/4". This pendant is one of a kind and will be hand wrapped in white tissue paper and hemp twine and come with a small tag stating the name of the species, stamped by hand and typed on a vintage typewriter.

Please let me know at checkout if you have a necklace length preference! Otherwise I will include an 18" chain by default.

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