Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) - Small #1
This pendant contains one small specimen of Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus), dried and preserved in a prism-shaped casing of glass-like resin.
Cornflower, named for the tendency of the plant to occupy pastoral lands in it's native range, is considered to have some of the most vividly blue flowers in existence - a rarity in and of itself in the botanical world. (However, it's pigmentation lends itself to a wide variety of rich colors, including this bright and fairy-like pink). For this reason, Cornflowers have historically been used as a rich blue pigment, and in modern usage, "cornflower blue" is still a widely used name for it's particular hue. The flower is also the national flower of Estonia.
This specimen has been pressed and coated with a UV resistant finish prior to being encapsulated in resin.
The pendant measures 54mm long by 33mm wide, and 20mm thick. This pendant is one of a kind and will be wrapped in a manner similar to the last photo in the listing and come with a small tag stating the name of the species, stamped by hand and typed on a vintage typewriter.
Please let me know at checkout if you have a necklace length preference! Otherwise I will include an 18" chain by default.