Please Return to New Orleans Heart with Diamonds – Cristy Cali

Please Return to New Orleans Heart with Diamonds

$365.00

Details

  • diamond weight 0.15 carats
  • Heart is 18 x 19mm, bail is 10mm diameter
  • solid 925 sterling silver setting
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PENDANT PURCHASES: CHAINS ARE OPTIONAL, AND NOT INCLUDED IN THE PENDANT PURCHASE PRICE. IF YOU'D LIKE TO ADD THE RECOMMENDED CHAIN, AS SHOWN ON THE PICTURE WITH THE PENDANT, PLEASE SELECT THE LENGTH YOU'D LIKE FROM THE DROP DOWN MENU. IF YOU'D LIKE TO ADD A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHAIN, PLEASE VISIT THE CHAINS CATEGORY. 

Too often, I heard stories of New Orleanians displaced, living elsewhere because they could not return. Other times, tourists would say they just want to take a piece of New Orleans home for them to remember their trip. We had so many volunteers and construction workers eager to shop local and stimulate the local economy. And of course, you had locals who were filled with pride and faith that we would make New Orleans stronger, together.

As a locally affectedartist , I designed my first "Please Return to New Orleans" piece right after Katrina as a cry to anyone and everyone who found real meaning in that sentence. I was addressing the displaced locals who were homesick or missing New Orleans, while at the same time addressing the wave of visitors who came to visit our broken city and help us rebuild any way they could - even if it was just shopping at a local mom & pop shop, such as the one I was representing. 

Read the full story in my blog. 

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