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Paua Shell Kinstugi Hoop Earrings

Paua Shell Kinstugi Hoop Earrings

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Juvenile paua shells with a touch of gold leaf kintsugi.

These paua shell earrings celebrate your inner radiance and in Maori tradition also symbolises connectivity and harmony in relationships.

The shells easily detach from the hoops, giving you the option to wear this pair with or without them for added versatility.

Wear it two ways: showcase the inner lustre shell to boast its inherent glow, or flip it to display the outer shell plated in metal for a unique and captivating look. A sustainable upcycled creation from shell waste.

Please click links below for details on the measurements, packaging, shipping and others.




Shell: approx 35-40mm
Hoops: stainless steel, 12x18mm oval


90x70x30mm Recyclable black cardboard box.
Black jewellery foam display.
Jewellery care card instructions.


Free NZ shipping for orders over NZ$80 and free worldwide shipping for orders over US$120.


  • 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.


Our jewellery-making process is an artful fusion of organic nature and the electroforming technique, inspired by the wabi-sabi philosophy that finds beauty in imperfection. Unlike traditional cast pieces, our pieces capture the raw essence of nature itself. These charming quirks & irregularities from both element & the process enhance the authenticity and rustic character of each piece, making it one-of-a-kind. Remember that these treasures are delicate. To ensure their longevity and continued beauty, we recommend referring to the jewellery care instructions.


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!


We proudly offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on all our jewellery (some exclusions may apply). If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it within 30 days from the date of receiving the item for a full refund. Click this link for the full details.

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Based on 44 reviews
Stunning, elegant and beachy

I am really excited about these beautiful earings. They are so pretty and exactly as they look on the website. I got one pair for my sister and one for myself and I can't wait to share them with her!

unique and beautifully made

Absolutely loved the necklace and the earrings I bought, they are both so beautifully made! Feel look and feel like real shells

Paua cluster necklace

Thankyou so much for my Paua cluster necklace , it is so beautiful, intricately crafted, delicate, people compliment it all the time and more importantly I love it and what it represents to me. Thanks so much!

Mother & child/ whanau paua

I purchased a mother and child paua necklas for my 86 year old mothers birthday who lives in the UK, I then purchased the whanau necklace and an additional shell to add. We now both have a necklace to remind each other of our connection of grandmother, mother, daughter, son & grandchild, regardless of the miles between us. It was so good to find an artist who creates these beautiful pieces from nature right here in NZ. Thankyou so much team Nostalgem.. They are beautiful. I look forward to adding to my collection

Beautiful necklace

My sister introduced your website to me, as I live in the UK and she's in NZ. I saw this beautiful Kina shell and bought it for my mum's birthday present, and she absolutely loved it. When I skyped her recently she was wearing it and looked fab.

Stunning earrings

I ordered these lovely stud earrings and I’m so delighted with them
I look forward to putting them on every morning
Thank you so much
Love ❤️ your talent

Love love love

Soo many compliments!!!!

Absolutely beautiful

Loved this necklace. The shells are exquisite. Will be buying items. So unique.

Great birthday gift

I bought these as a gift as I love my pair so much. Such a nice gift, and the receiver loved them.

Beautiful present

Bought as a gift for a special birthday - they look beautiful, light and elegant on and the gold somehow glows through even though it’s only on the backs of the shells. Thank you x

Tiny Whole Kina Shell Necklace

I love my Tiny Kina Pendant. I'm a little hesitant to wear it but it will be worn for special occasions. It looks lovely on. It reminds me of the wonderful times I've had in New Zealand with my family and makes me want to return.

Thank you soooò much it's BEAUTIFUL 💖💖💖

Love them - very pretty - daughter got me them for mother's day

Beautiful earrings to go out with, love them a lot.

Putukawa stud

My mum absolutely loves them thank you

Tiny Kina Pendant Kintsugi Gold Necklace with Cubic Zirconia
Just Gorgeous!!

I bought this for my mum-in-law for Mother's Day. It was beautifully wrapped and had a hand written card card from Rina which I thought was a lovely personal touch. The pendant is exquisite and the expertly applied gold kintsugi makes it even more eye-catching in my opinion. Rina's imaginative and creative ways of using beachcombed, farmed and upcycled natural items constantly astounds me.

Awesome necklace, so tiny and as usual made to a very high standard. Prefect. Thank you.

Paua and gold earrings.

Very impressed with them thanks.
Great work.

Farm Paua Shell 30mm Sterling Silver Ring 2
Nina C.
Fabulous paua shell ring, so pleased with it

I love the paua shell ring, and am so pleased with it. Beautiful and unusual, I will wear it often. It is very well made and the adjustable size means that it can be worn on different fingers depending on your requirements.

Am in love with them I gave them to my cousin and she loves them to

So delicate!

Love these earrings. Beautiful lustre and light as a feather. I'm usually a bit wary about online purchases but these are definitely worth it.

Beautiful and unique

This necklace sits nicely on my neck and is a reminder of my relationship with my pēpi. The gold dipped shells are lovely and lightweight and the chain feels elegant and high quality. I absolutely recommend this product.


Received this for a special birthday. The necklace is delicate and gorgeous.

Paua shell review.

Well Rina, I keep coming back, dont I ?
Your craftmanship is amazing. Everything is of the highest standard. And, I love these earrings. They're so dainty. I don't know how you manage to work with such fragile shells.
Thankyou too for my many many purchases, over the past 12 months, or so.
I'm a happy customer who has been well looked after.

Kuakua Dog Cockle Shell Ring?

Lovely ring, worn once and had multiple comments. Never disappointed with any of this unique jewellery.

Tiny Tidal Treasures Pendant Necklace
Patrick S.
Tiny seaside charm

This lovely little treasure matches beautifully with the paua earrings. Intricately arranged natural elements evoking happy childhood tidal treasure hunts, sun and sea. Deftly crafted delight.