A wee-sized whole paua (NZ abalone) shell takes pride of place on a slim elongated chain link necklace. Shell graces an organic shaped sculpted setting and has been hand gilded with a mixture of 23k gold leaf, powder and metallic copper paint.
Shell has been minimally polished to retain most of its organic coating.
No two shell are alike so shape, texture, colour and size may slightly vary from the one pictured. Some shells may be more sun-bleached than others. So just like it's wearer, each shell pendant is unique!
Chain link size: 6mm x 3mm 24k gold plated on brass chain OR 8.5 x 5.5mm 14k gold filled chain
Chain length: adjustable length 18in/45cm to 24in/50cm
Shell size: varies from 20-22mm height.
24k gold plated on brass chain or 14k gold filled chain, natural shell, copper paint, 23k gold leaf, resin, sculpting clay.
24K gold-plated on brass or 14K gold-filled (brass base). Gold filled has 100% more gold than gold plating. Gold filled is much more valuable and tarnish resistant.
Sustainably collected from one of the paua farms of the Far North, New Zealand.