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Amber Tuatua Shell Necklace
Amber Tuatua Shell Necklace

Amber Tuatua Shell Necklace

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A fragmented tuatua (clam) shell takes pride of place on a slim elongated chain link necklace. Shell's rim has ben partly hand gilded with 18k gold.

Shell fragment has been naturally sea-tumbled forming a smooth unique shape. No two shells are alike so shape, texture, colour and size may slightly vary from the one pictured. So just like the wearer, each shell pendant is unique!

It's lovely warm amber colour is caused by mineral discolouration from the many years of being buried under the sand. 

Chain link size: 5.5 x 2mm
Chain length: 24in/50cm
Shell size: varies from 20-25mm height. 

Materials: 14k gold filled (brass bass) chain, natural shell, copper paint, 14k gold leaf, resin, sculpting clay.

14K Gold-Filled - brass base chain has been gold filled with 14k gold. Gold filled chain has 100% more gold than ordinary gold plating. It is also is much more valuable and resistant to tarnish. It does not flake off, rub off or turn colors. 

Ethically & sustainably collected from one of the shores of the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.