Paua Shell Whānau Family Beachstone Necklace - 5 shells
A row of small New Zealand paua shells representing each member of the family. An organic nature necklace to tell your whānau (family) story. Paua shells are sculpted with beachstone (with speckles of New Zealand beach sand). They are strung on tarnish free wire and set on a delicate sterling silver / 18k gold on sterling silver chain necklace. A sustainably sourced waste product from a local paua farm that we have transformed into a beautiful piece of jewellery.
Beachstone setting – Inspired by the organic beauty of beach sand & stones, we’ve created these ‘beachstone’ settings out of resin putty and clay. Hand formed with New Zealand beach sand inclusions, we’ve chosen marine turquoise to match the hues of the paua and the ocean.
- shell height approx 6-10mm
- chain metal: adjustable, 40-50cm/16-20in, sterling silver or 18k gold on sterling silver chain
– packaging: charcoal black cardboard box, wrapped in tissue wrapping paper and sticker
Blue Paua (Blue Abalone) are native marine molluscs that can be found in shallow water around New Zealand’s coastline. Their unique beauty symbolises New Zealand’s natural environment. Paua’s iconic internal lustre represents true inner beauty that never fades and only gets better with time.
All our paua shells have been sustainably sourced from a local paua marine farming operation. The juvenile shells did not mature and therefore are discarded as a waste product, from which evolve our unique jewellery pieces.
We work with natural elements to create pieces that are one-of-a kind. What you receive might not look exactly the same as what is pictured, but each piece will share your individuality and uniqueness!