Shell Jewelry

A summer beach walk yields a bounty of colorful seashells, and for thousands of years these natural gems have been used in everything from jewelry to adornments. Shells embody the beach’s mystery and depth, and pairing them with Larimar evokes a strong coastal or bohemian style.

Shells are the hard cases of mollusks, and are formed in a variety of shapes and sizes. The most common shells for jewelry making are oyster, mussel, and conch shells. In addition to these classics, the mother-of-pearl nacre of paua and abalone shells can add color and shimmer. Shell nacre is also popular with cameo carvers who use the colored banded layers to create ocean scenes and human figures.

Unlike many gemstones, shells are biodegradable and recyclable. This makes them environmentally friendly, and their organic origins make them a symbol of purity and peace. In addition to their beauty, some believe that having a shell in your home or seeing it in dreams represents spiritual connection.

This collection of shells includes a wide array of beads, cabochons, and other jewelry components to create necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings. These natural gems are a wonderful addition to any project. And a shell necklace can be worn with casual beachwear, or to add a sophisticated touch to an evening gown. Shell Jewelry

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