Shell Crumble Necklace #1
DESCRIPTION: An eroded Kua Kua, or Large Dog Cockle shell fragment handsculpted to resemble a natural gemstone. The organic sponge-like bores and holes are due to age and bioerosion, the natural process in the ocean where boring organisms drill holes by mechanical or chemical methods. The beautiful result of bioerosion symbolises dignity, character and enduring. Foraged from one of the shores of the Bay of Islands in the Far North of New Zealand.
Handsculpted and gilded with 23k gold leaf and natural mica powder, resin, local sand and sculptor’s clay.
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