Kina Shell Necklace #1
DESCRIPTION: A kina fragment shell handsculpted to resemble a natural gemstone. Kina or sea urchins are found all around the New Zealand coast in shallow water and down to 15m. Looking a like a hedgehog rolled up in a ball, the spines of kina seem to be impenetrable defences. Kina have a nearly spherical shell which protects internal organs. The shell carries its movable spines and tube feet. Kina are symbols of benevolence, kind-heartedness and inner beauty. Collected from one of the shores of the Bay of Islands.
Handsculpted and gilded with 23k gold leaf and natural mica powder, resin, local sand and sculptor’s clay to resemble a natural gemstone.
PENDANT SIZE: Irregular shape approx. 25mm x 25mm to fit setting. There will be slight size and shape variations due to its natural elements.
PENDANT SETTING: 4-prong setting approx. 25 x 25mm.
CHAIN TYPE: Small chain link necklace With chain extender.
CHAIN LENGTH: Adjustable lengths 18in/45cm to 20in/50cm
PACKAGING: Gold-Foiled Nostalgem logo on Charcoal Black Cardboard Box with inner black pad 100 x 100 x 40mm. Provenance story card included.
METAL CHAIN OPTIONS: 14k gold filled