Winged Death's Head Pendant

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The winged death's head was the earliest gravestone motif in colonial America. It was considered a neutral reminder of death. Gravestones bearing the design can still be seen in the oldest colonial cemeteries.

The center of this pendant is the detailed labradorite skull cabochon. This flashy labradorite shifts between hues of green, grey, and blue depending on the lighting. The skull is set onto the base of the pendant, which forms the overall shape of the design. The wings were hand-sawn and detailed. The decorative bail is attached to the back of the pendant. All of the silver has been oxidized, a process which creates the blackened or antiqued appearance on silver. The wings have been polished to shine, while the rest of the pendant retains the oxidized color to provide contrast and highlight the details. The pendant measures 2.25" wide and 1.25" tall at its tallest point. All metal used in this piece is sterling silver.

Want to add a sterling silver chain? You can find that option here:

This item is already made, and will be shipped 3-5 business days after the payment is processed. Shipping options will be available to choose upon check-out.

A few notes on caring for sterling silver jewelry: like fine silver, sterling silver does tarnish over time. Exposure to chemicals can affect the appearance on silver (like hair dye, pool chlorine, some soaps, etc.). It is not recommended to wear sterling silver jewelry while bathing or swimming for this reason. If it tarnishes, sterling silver jewelry can be cleaned with cleaning cloths or solutions that are labeled as being safe for silver. Cleaning sterling silver can also remove oxidized patina applied to the piece, so use caution when cleaning if there is desired oxidized patina.

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