Socrates' Myth of the Cicadas: The Cicadas chirp and watch to see whether their music lulls humans to laziness or whether the humans can resist their sweet song. Cicadas were once humans who, in ancient times, allowed the first Muses to enchant them into singing and dancing for so long they stopped eating and sleeping and died without noticing. The Muses rewarded them with the gift of never needing food or sleep, and of singing from birth to death. The task of the Cicadas is to watch humans and report who honors the Muses and who does not.
This real, found Brood X cicada has been adorned with a black welo opal and electroformed in 100% copper to create a stunning piece.
Black opal is said to protect one's emotional body and aura, shielding against negative energy and toxicity of others. This particular piece is subtle and dark, and offers bright flashes of red and green.
The wingspan of this cicada measures about 3.25 inches and comes on an 18-inch thin copper chain. If you would prefer a different length of chain or leather cord, please include a note at checkout.
All electroformed jewelry includes a copper care sheet as well as a jewelry polishing cloth to keep your piece looking its finest.