№ 366 Kualia Shell

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A Kualia shell with beautiful patina is complimented with smooth sterling silver rings.  This necklace is meant to flip from front to back as you wear it, creating a playful nature.

Kualia shells are from Papua New Guinea, they were originally used as currency and later sewn onto decorative fabrics.  Kualia shells are roughly 100-200 years old. 

Pendant is 1 ½”   long and hangs from a delicate but sturdy chain measuring 18” and is finished with a 9mm lobster claw clasp.  All metal is oxidized sterling silver.