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Paua Shell Necklace - Abalone Pendant - Red Paua Shell Jewelry - Christmas Necklace

A Red Paua Shell pendant is wire wrapped in sterling silver to create this necklace. This pendant measures approximately 1-1/4” by 1/2”. An 18" sterling, rada curb chain is included with your purchase. If you prefer a different length chain for your necklace, or if you prefer to purchase the pendant without a chain, just let me know before you pay for the item. I will adjust your invoice. The pendant, without a chain, is priced at $35.

Abalone, also known as Paua Shell, is iridescent. The brilliant colors shift as light strikes the shells from different angles. The thick inner layer of abalone, or paua shell, is composed of nacre or mother-of-pearl. The shells I use in my designs have a nice backing and a thick resin coating to protect the shell.

Paua shells are very difficult to photograph. They really dance when light strikes them. I took one of the photos in full sunlight so you can see the flash that this shell has. Beautiful!

Wire wrapping is a time-honored technique for cold-working metal. As such, no heat or glue is applied. This lends an ancient beauty and great strength to the finished pieces.

This piece is handcrafted and unique – wire wrapped on St Croix in the US Virgin Islands for your pleasure. Enjoy!

You can see more of my paua shell necklaces and pendants here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/StoneNest?section_id=11569511

Paua Shell Necklace - Abalone Pendant - Red Paua Shell Jewelry - Christmas Necklace


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: paua shell, abalone, red paua shell, red abalone, mother of pearl, sterling silver
  • Ships worldwide from U.S. Virgin Islands
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