The symbol of the Porcupine helps us feel more secure in an insecure world. With this gentle creature accompanying you, you are able to open your vulnerable heart and carry more compassion while still feeling protected. This pendant is created from a naturally shed porcupine quill, meaning no adorable porcupines were harmed in making of these earrings. The quills have been sealed to endure wear and the sharp end has been blunted by a permanent cap. This is a fierce and sexy every-day piece that is also astoundingly lightweight and features real African porcupine quill (preserved and capped), gold-fill quatrefoil charm, and your choice of Gemstone bead (Labradorite, Turquoise, Pyrite or Herkimer Diamond). The quill itself is sturdy and will hold up to everyday wear, but please take off your necklace when you are in an extreme situation that might bend the quill (i.e. moving boxes, carrying children, playing with your dog, cleaning up the yard, rock climbing, mosh pits, raves, etc.). Length 30”, pendant 5” - 6”
*Please note that since the quills are organic material, the color and size of each quill will vary to some degree.