wishbone

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  • $159.00

Birds and Wishes

Wishbones are found in many birds, dinosaurs, and at Thanksgiving dinner. These fork-shaped bones are actually fused clavicles and they seem to play some role in helping birds flap. Just… not all birds. Birds like the starling, for example, have wishbones that store energy in their downstroke wing flaps. But other birds such as owls (who don’t have one) and falcons (who have really big, rigid ones) don’t seem to need this assist from this bone. In human cultures, we’ve used wishbones to predict weather and make wishes for the holidays. So, purchase one for yourself or for a friend. It’s a great gift for those who love birds, the physics of flight, bone evolution, and holiday wish makers.

You will get:

  • A durable sterling silver pendant (92.5% silver) that will last a lifetime
  • Delivered with a sterling silver chain with lobster clasp (ø 1.8 mm, 45 cm - 17.7”) that is easy to put on every day
  • Pendant: 40 mm
  • Hypoallergenic (100% nickel and lead free), so no skin rashes or other irritations
  • Packed in a beautiful gift box (no need to search for one if it’s a present)
  • Cleaning cloth included, just to make sure the necklace never loses its shine
  • Delivered with our Certificate of Authenticity
  • For other chain lengths or pendant materials (gold, platinum) please contact us

 

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