Cicada Bead Rutilated Quartz Focal Amulet Black Tourmaline Carved Pendant AAA Grade Insect Bug Entomology Locust Oddity Masculine Jewelry

Cicada Bead Rutilated Quartz Focal Amulet Black Tourmaline Carved Pendant AAA Grade Insect Bug Entomology Locust Oddity Masculine Jewelry

70.00

This is an amazing and beautiful AAA Grade Tourmalinated Quartz carving of a Cicada. It is a bead or amulet and does have a small 1.5 mm hole for stringing.

Approximate weight - 93.650 carats
Approximate size - 46mm x 24mm x 12mm
hole size - 1.5mm

This stone is a very clear form of quartz with silver filaments and threads of black tourmaline running through it. Much of this stone is found in Brazil. Both the top and underside has incredible carved detail, and are highly polished,

For years that the ancient Chinese regarded cicadas as symbols of rebirth or immortality. The depictions of cicadas on the early carvings vary from quite realistic, to highly stylized.

Cicadas are fascinating insects. They are large, conspicuous, and attract attention with their interesting “songs.” No wonder the ancient Chinese accorded them such a high position in their folklore and in their art. Watching cicadas can engender awe in the observer. One student remarked that he had always considered cicadas rather magical, and could easily see how they came to have spiritual significance in old China. It should be noted that, although cicada amulets were usually made from jade, there are records of clear quartz crystal, and glass having been used.

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