Fern Charm Necklace with Dendritic Agate Stone
"Alternation" is the theme of this pendant paired with a dendritic agate stone. The impression depicts a marginal wood fern (Dryopteris marginalis) featuring the sori on the underside of the leaf. The sori (singular: sorus) are clusters of sporangia, which release spores to be dispersed by the wind. These spores begin the life cycle of new ferns, thus beginning a new generation. Plants have two phases in their life cycles which scientists refer to as the "alternation of generations." Both phases are necessary for the plant to reach maturity.
This piece was created to remind us that we go through different phases in life to reach maturity. These "alternations" help us to grow into stronger and better human beings.
Pendant Measurements: Approximately 1 1/8" in length for the longest charm.
Chain Lengths: 16", 18", or 20" Select chain length before adding to your cart.
MATERIALS: The pendant is made from sterling silver (92.5% silver). Gemstone is a dendritic agate.
CARE: Your order will come with a polishing cloth to touch up your jewelry pieces when needed. I oxidize (tarnish) and polish the highlights of most of my jewelry pieces to bring out the texture of the prairie grasses and wildflowers. This oxidation will come off if polished with the cloth. When polishing pieces, polish only the raised surfaces to keep the dark oxidation in place.
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