ABOUT THE ITEM: -This beautiful handmade pendant features a Turquoise stone on a spiral copper bail with a glyph inspired motif. Chain can be made shorter (currently 20 inches), just leave a message in the note to seller. This pendant was handmade using the lost art of electroforming. Electroforming is an organic process that creates a coat of copper on a conductive surface using an electric current. The process can last anywhere between 24 to 36 hours. Because of it's organic nature, each piece created in this process is unique and has beautiful imperfections and textures. Along with the protection from the wax, you should not shower or submerge the jewelry in water. Because your jewelry is made of copper, it will age over time but can become shiny again with a nice polish. :) All of the pieces offered at The Mountain Druidess are made with intention and feature fully charged crystals. To recharge your jewelry use the moon's rays because they are very energizing, as well as energetically clearing. You can use this method to both clear and charge your crystals at the same time. Find a safe place and leave your crystal for 24 hours or more (up to a week) in moonlight. Placing amethyst in the sun will bleach the color. CRYSTAL MEANINGS: -Turquoise meaning embodies power, wisdom, luck, protection and immortality. The extensive use of this blue-green mineral rock throughout the centuries revolves around turquoise meaning. Prehistoric Native Americans used turquoise rocks and jewelry in ceremonies to symbolize "the god of the sky alive in the earth." This turquoise meaning is tied to the blue turquoise color.