Large abalone powa shell earrings. Green purple. Sterling silver hooks 925.
This is a pair of abalone earrings.
The beads are abalone, also known as powa shell. It is a natural shell found in New Zealand. The shell has a beautiful irridescent green-purple colour. They are in an oblong shape and are double -sided. The wire inside the shells and the ear hooks are all sterling silver (92.5%).
The shells are 2 cm long and 1.2 cm across. The earrings are 3.8 cm long (just over 1.5"), from the top of the hooks.
I have designed these earrings and made them with my own hands. I have been making my living exclusively from designing and making jewellery for 9 years. I travel every year to seek out old and tribal silver from Asia and India along with semi-precious stones. Back at home in Brighton, England, I make these loose pieces up into beautiful and unusual jewellery.
Every item will be sent beautifully packaged in a cotton gift bag made especially for me by a women's self help group in India.