NZ Cockle Shell Necklace #8
DESCRIPTION: A real tiny Tuangi (NZ Cockle) shell hangs on a fine chain necklaceset.Well known as the New Zealand cockle. the tuangi was scientifically described by the English naturalist William Wood in 1828. He named it after the geologist Samuel Stutchbury, who collected cockles and other sea shells while he was in the Pacific Islands from 1825 to 1827. Also known as the ‘heart of summer’ in NZ because of its heart-shape when viewed from the end. Very apt for the common English phrase “it warms the cockles of my heart”. Foraged from one of the shores of the Bay of Islands.
PENDANT SETTING: 6-prong setting approx. 18 x 25mm.
SHELL SIZE: Shell size will vary from 15mm – 20mm height.
CHAIN TYPE: Fine chain link necklace.
CHAIN LENGTH: 18in/45cm. Let us know if you want it shortened.
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, 925 Sterling Silver