Paua Shell & Freshwater Pearl Pendant

£39.50

Paua Shell & Freshwater Pearl Pendant set in 925 Sterling Silver

Size, 4.5cm including clasp/bail x 2.9cm wide

Weight, 8.94gm.             Ref No 2671

 

Description

Paua Shell & Freshwater Pearl Pendant set in 925 Sterling Silver

This sterling silver Paua Shell and Freshwater Pearl Pendant is a lovely classic design. Paua Shells have a superb wavy pattern and iridescent blue mauve and green colours. Combined with the gorgeous grey freshwater pearl, this pendant looks really stunning.

These Paua Shells, are from the large edible Abalone shellfish, ‘Haliotis’. In New Zealand these large shellfish are a delicacy. The name Paua Shell derives from the New Zealand Maori name ‘Paua’. The collection of these large shellfish is primarily for the seafood industry. They harvest them in a sustainable way, with the numbers  strictly monitored. The shells are a useful bi-product because of their beautiful ornate colours. Paua Shells found in New Zealand come from a particularly colourful variety Haliotis australis. The European variety of these shellfish is the Ormer or Abalone shellfish. They live in warmer waters but can also occur as far north as the Channel Islands. Freshwater Pearls are ‘cultured pearls’ produced by Freshwater Mussels, ‘farmed’ in a sustainable way.

We supply this Paua Shell pendant in an attractive gift box, the pendant in the photograph is the one we send you. We also have a selection of Sterling Silver Chains available, these are available in a variety of thicknesses and lengths.

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