Louisiana Opal * Sterling Silver * Cicada Twilight
This one of a kind necklace is entirely handmade with genuine .925 sterling silver sheet metal and wire, and features a stunning rare & firey piece of Louisiana Opal with brilliant flashes of green and purple with suttle hints of red!
Custom hammered cicada stamp-work derived from vintage cicada lithographs.
The back is stamped with official .925 sterling and Haunted Cypress makers mark.
Every piece in the cicada twilight collection has been made with southern childhood nostalgia in mind, the moment when the sun begins to set and the cicadas come out to sing, signaling the end of a long day of playing in the sun, whether it be catching minnows in the ditch, downing spearmint cold-cups, or playing hide and seek with the neighbor kids, you just know the day is at its end and the time has come to rest!
Some may associate the cicada song with the unforgiving heat of the south, but during the twilight hours as the sun makes way for the moon, these songs help me sense the day’s end and gives me tremendous comfort, reminding me to take it easy, the moon is on it’s way and it’s time to unwind!
With a dash of le joie de vivre, this pendant was made to spread soul healing, joyous feels to whoever may wear it. Comes with a complimentary 18” alloy metal chain so you can carry the magic of the swamps wherever you go!
LOUISIANA OPAL: The Louisiana sandstone opal is one of the rarest varieties of opal in the world. It was mined briefly in the Catahoula Formation in Leesville (Vernon Parish) South West Louisiana in the late 1980’s- the early 1990’s. The mine is now located on private property and has been reportedly “mined out” and covered up.
The Louisiana opal is a very delicate stone and must be worn with care, try your best never to drop them and never wear LA opals during strenuous activities that may cause the stone to crack.
Comes in a jewelry box with a twine bow and gator charm, so you can give it as a gift - or enjoy opening it as a gift for yourself;)
Pendant- Approx. 1.75" long from top of bail to lowest point of pendant and 1" wide.
Chain- Comes with an 18" alloy metal chain with handmade silver alloy hook clasp.
*To keep prices down, Sterling Silver chains are sold separately, see our “Sterling Chains” section in the shop for more options.
*Please note: Sterling silver patina will change over time, this is normal. To keep the shiny parts shiny, read the Sterling Silver Care instructions to prevent tarnish!
Please read shop policies before purchasing!
All sales are final, so please be sure to read measurements and care instructions very carefully. But please contact me if there are any problems with your order!
-Domestic orders will be shipped out within 1-3 business days after payment is received (this does not include Sundays or holidays) using USPS 1st class or USPS Priority with tracking. Orders typically arrive between 3-5 business days after shipped. *(Please double check that the shipping address provided is correct and includes a first and last name. This can cause extreme delays in the arrival time of your package.)
-Tracking numbers are provided with every order, please check your tracking# if you have any concerns with the arrival time of your package!
SHIPPING DURING HOLIDAY SEASON:
Delays within the US Postal Service are very common during the busy Holiday season (Nov & Dec), please keep this in mind before making your purchase!
STERLING SILVER CARE
*STORAGE: While not being worn, it's best to store your silver jewelry at room
temperature in a dark space, preferably in an airtight bag. Avoid direct sunlight and
humidity, do not leave in a car or on a windowsill. If your piece does get wet, dry it
*WEARING: -Never submerge your silver jewelry in water. Some tap water may contain sulfur which will discolor the metal. While wearing, avoid contact with hairspray, perfumes, or lotions to prevent damage or discoloration. Never go to bed while wearing your jewelry.
Gemstones (Especially Louisiana Opals) can be very delicate and should never be worn during strenuous activities to avoid damage to the stone. Dropping gemstones and glass cabs will likely result in damage to the piece, so be kind to your jewelry and wear with care!
*MAINTENANCE: Sterling Silver may tarnish over time, to keep your sterling piece looking new, gently rub with a soft cotton polishing cloth until shine is restored. Doing this regularly will prevent tarnish altogether. The use of liquid chemical jewelry cleaner is highly discouraged.