Diatoms are single-celled algae that live in houses made of glass. They are the only organism on the planet with cell walls composed of transparent, opaline silica. Diatom cell walls are ornamented by intricate and striking patterns of silica.
Diatom Crystal Necklace
Custom cut, etched, and hand-hammered raw brass diatom is shaped to cradle a vintage glass faceted bead. Hangs on a long antiqued brass chain, accented with lichen green faceted jasper and a hand-hammered brass tassel. The chain measures 44.5 and the pendant hangs an additional 3 inches.