Each piece of Thicket jewelry begins with casting botanical samples and natural objects. A mold is made of the natural object and through the process of lost-wax casting a perfect replica is created in fine metal.
The pendant of this necklace is an exact sterling silver casting of a cardamom pod, with all the minute detail of texture, and an interior that's been hollowed and plated in 14k reclaimed gold.
Green or true cardamom is a member of the ginger family and native to southern India, though now it is cultivated many places around the world.
This little pod comes on your choice of delicate yet sturdy cable chain made from reclaimed sterling silver. The pod itself is just over 5/8" long and 3/8" across.
Made by hand in Thicket's Charlottesville studio by designer Rebecca Perea-Kane.