Despite comprising 15-25% of the terrestrial animal biomass, ants don't get much respect- so pay homage to these social insects with this little ant necklace. Similar in size to a carpenter (Camponotus) ant, it's small enough to be subtle and elegant while large enough to show off the delicate little legs and antenae of these impressive creatures.
The pendant will ship on a delicate 20" chain (gold-fill for brass and bronze options, sterling silver for silver option). The ant measures approximately 2cm long.
This piece is tumbled for a lovely luster and is available in three materials. Our bronze, consisting of 90% copper and 10% tin, is a gorgeous choice for fans of rose-gold: you can see a side by side comparison with brass in the photo above. We don't coat our pieces, so over time, a patina will develop. The original color and shine can be easily restored with a quick swipe of a polishing cloth.
We make all our pieces- except our Ready to Ship listings- to order. Our 3D printed metal accessories are prototyped on our in-house printers and produced at Shapeways' state-of-the-art facilities. Our bronze, brass, and silver pieces are first printed in wax and then are created through traditional lost-wax casting. After casting, they are carefully polished and finished by hand.