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Gecko Charm Necklace

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Walking alongside all living things, compassionate and kind, I am FAITHFUL FRIEND

Gecko’s are a symbol of good luck and a change in fortune in many cultures. A great trait is said to be their resourcefulness, they are able to make a success out of anything that they lay before them. Our gecko charm is one cool customer!

Every unique piece in our Identity collection tells its very own story, celebrating our planet’s diversity, ecology & promoting our collective well being. To embody this concept,  each piece of Chickpiece jewellery features our signature diamond cut sterling silver ring that sparkles and shines, reflecting the brilliant light and energy of our planet and the connection between our six Identity values. 

Choose between our delicate 925 sterling silver cable chain or for that extra sparkle, why not choose our truly stunning 925 sterling silver rolo chain. We also offer a special child-length curb chain, simply select your chosen option in the drop down list.

All of our jewellery findings are 925 sterling silver. We will not compromise on quality when it comes to the materials that we use (unless of course it’s bad for our planet!). We use recycled silver wherever possible.

Your Identity Charm Necklace will be placed on beautiful wildflower seed paper for you to plant and watch the pretty flowers grow whilst helping the bumblebees! We include planting instructions and an introduction to your chosen charm with details of our company ethos. We can add a personalised note and even post to a nominated address if you are purchasing a piece as a gift, just select these options at checkout. Our biodegradable Jewellery wallet features our hand stamped trade mark logo on a stainless steel tag and we use paper padded envelopes with brown paper tape which are letter box size, all 100% recyclable. We walk to the post box and will not hesitate to hand courier locally to save on our carbon footprint !


Faithful Friends Love…..Geckos!

Geckos are small lizards found in warm climates throughout the world. Geckos give birth by laying eggs. The female can be pregnant with her eggs for years before she lays them. For example, the harlequin geckos’ pregnancy lasts three to four years. When the eggs are ready, a gecko lays her eggs in leaves and bark. The newly emerged babies are called hatchlings. Some hatchlings are quite big, for lizards. For example, leopard gecko hatchlings can be 3 to 4 inches (8 to 10 cm) long.

They range from 1.6 to 60 cm. Geckos are unique among lizards for their vocalisations, which differ from species to species. Most geckos in the family Gekkonidae use chirping or clicking sounds in their social interactions. Tokay geckos (Gekko gecko) are known for their loud mating calls and some other species are capable of making hissing noises when alarmed or threatened. They are the most species-rich group of lizards, with about 1,500 different species worldwide.

All geckos (except species in the family Eublepharidae) lack eyelids, instead, the outer surface of the eyeball has a transparent membrane, the cornea. Since they cannot blink, species without eyelids generally lick their own corneas when they need to clear them of dust and dirt, in order to keep them clean and moist.

Many species are well known for their specialised toe pads that enable them to climb smooth and vertical surfaces, and even cross indoor ceilings with ease. Geckos are well known to people who live in warm regions of the world, where several species make their home inside human habitations.  These (for example the house gecko) become part of the indoor menagerie and are often welcomed, as they feed on insects, including moths and mosquitoes. Unlike most lizards, geckos are usually nocturnal.

All geckos shed their skin at fairly regular intervals.  Geckos are able to replace each of their teeth every 3 to 4 months, next to their full grown tooth there is a small replacement tooth developing.

Geckos typically eat fruits, insects and flower nectar and will store nutrients and fat in its tail as a protection against times when food is scarce. Because of this, for many species a plump, well-rounded tail is a good way to gauge the individual gecko’s health. 

Like many species of lizard, geckos are able to drop their tails as a response to predation. Their tails have a sort of pre-scored dotted line and when a gecko is grabbed, the tail drops off and continues to twitch and thrash about, providing a great distraction that might allow the gecko to escape from a hungry predator. Geckos also drop their tails as a response to stress, infection, or if the tail itself is grabbed. It is a design that allows a gecko to lose its tail quickly and with minimal damage to the rest of its body. A gecko can regrow its dropped tail, though the new tail will likely be shorter, more blunt, and coloured a bit differently than the original tail. 

It’s not only chameleons that can change colour to match their surroundings. Geckos can, too. What’s more, they can blend into their environment without even seeing their surroundings. The flying gecko can glide up to 200 feet (60 meters) in a single bound, despite measuring only about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) in body length. Geckos range in life span depending on the species, but many will live around five years in the wild. Several species that are popular as pets, however, can live quite a bit longer and in captivity they have been known to live to 27 years.

In Thailand, if you hear the cry of the Tokay Gecko seven times or more in a row, it is said to bring you good-luck. They are also a good luck symbol in Hawaii and dreams of geckos are said to bring change.

In folklore, gecko’s symbolise humble resourcefulness, because these animals are able to overcome great obstacles with very little ‘funds’. Geckos are not picky about food or shelter; they would successfully use any conditions offered.

-Learn more about the subjects that inspired our Identities in our resources area where you will find links to many fantastic websites.

-Keep up to date on what we are loving right now by reading our Love Letters where we will also be featuring new products and promotional codes !

-Check out our Natural Collection for even more beautiful jewellery using naturally sourced materials and upcycled finds !

-Find out all about the animals at the wonderful Surge Sanctuary, visit our virtual forest to see how many trees we have planted with our partners Ecologi & discover more about the other amazing organisations that we are supporting through our business here

-Explore more beautiful pieces in our Identity Collection  – Individually each charm identity represents an important ethos. Together, they embody an all round sustainable lifestyle that will not only nourish us as individuals but enrich and restore this awesome planet that we’re so blessed to inhabit. 

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