Vintage Surfer Necklace with XL Antique Silver Shell – 22″
Our extra large shell pendant is cast from a cherished shell collected from a local beach decades ago. Now we know to leave shells in their natural environment as an intricate structure to their natural ecosystem. The 22" Heishi shell necklace is a statement piece on its own and can be worn without the pendant. The XL shell pendant measures approximately 1 7/8" wide X 2" high. This pendant has an antique finish and is made in Anaheim CA from sterling silver.
This original handmade Heishi (or surfer-style) necklace is one-of-a-kind made from 40-50year old heishi shell beads. It has been restored and restrung by an artisan trained in this tradition.
-Vintage Heishi shell beads - likely up cycled from discarded clam shells. The beads seamlessly graduate from about 5mm to about 8mm wide and is approximately 21".
-Vintage Kingman turquoise - this is not newly mined stone but rather turquoise mined decades ago from the Kingman mine in Arizona. Kingman is one of the oldest mines in America. Kingman turquoise is desired particularly for it's beautiful sky blue color and various other shades of blue turquoise.
-Vintage Southwest Sterling Silver on the necklace and recycled .925 sterling silver for the pendant.
Please handle with extreme care and do not wear in the water or shower in this historic piece.
Kindly remember that proceeds from the sale of our products directly fund our on-going Nationwide programs and are not returnable.