Petrified Palmwood * 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 dark uniquely shaped piece of Louisiana petrified palmwood!
Custom hammered cicada stamp-work derived from vintage cicada lithographs with two sets of cattails, one set emerging from the wings of the cicada and one from the full moon in the top left of the pendant to envoke vibes of the swamp!
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 its way and it’s time to unwind!
LOUISIANA PALMWOOD: Petrified palmwood is found in the Catahoula Formation and was designated the state fossil of Louisiana in 1976. 100 million years ago, what is now Louisiana was a lush tropical forest. Trees that fell into mineral-rich mud before having a chance to decay became petrified wood, which is actually a quartz-like stone. The organic wood cells were replaced over time by minerals, often retaining the detailed shape of the original prehistoric wood.
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!
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- 2.25" long, 1.25" 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.)
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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.