This enchanting masterpiece combines two of Neptunes finest treasures. Neptunes steed, the sea horse, and Tangaroa’s gift, the Paua Shell.
This entertaining, adorable Seahorse is bridled with a variety of highly polished sterling silver bubbles . For the necklace I used wondrous, two sided, natural Paua shell beads. Paua proudly display tranquil Blues from the ocean, Romantic pinks, violets and purples plucked from the most stunning sunsets, and the energetic spring greens from the rain forests. . This whimsical combination of designer quality Paua and Sterling Silver would capture the attention of Neptune himself!
Clasp is a hand -made sterling silver, hook and eye style.
18.5″inches w/3″inch drop.
Seahorse,- brown lip/paua, (natural,*ASBL) *protective coating for durability. approx. 70x31mm.
Puna shell beads (natural)Both sides are equally beautiful. 10mm
highly polished seamless Sterling Silver round beads of assorted sizes 3mm to 8mm
Stringing material-professional quality (.925) sterling sliver cable (softest drape)
All metal in this necklace is .925 sterling silver
(With the exception of a small steel spring used in the clasp for strength.)
New Zealand’s’ Legend -Tangaroa’s’ Gift
After taking pity of a homely sea creature, Tangaroa’s , god of the sea, Blessed the little Paua with this breathtakingly beautiful Shell. pulling the most magnificent colors from the Sunsets, the forests and the ocean. This caused great jealousy and the paua was attacked by the other sea creatures. Tangaroa once again intervened, strengthening the Paua’s shell with layers and layers of these vibrant colors. To hide the Paua, Tangaroa made the top coat look like a rock. It’s not until Paua dies and is washed ashore that its inner beauty is revealed.
Cleaning instructions- Use a mild soapy cloth to gently remove any body oils etc. To Brighten the silver use a polishing cloth . Silver cleaner and other chemicals ,( hair spray, perfumes, pools , and yes even hot tubs,)can damage Shell and gemstones To keep your silver looking its best, I recommend you store all silver jewelry in a anti tarnish bag.
Keeping it Real- Due to the nature of authentic natural components used in my hand crafted artisan jewelry, each piece will be unique. Any inclusions are considered by me to add to the beauty of these natural treasures from the earth and sea.