Nostalgem Mother and Child Paua Shell necklace
This beautiful pair of real paua shells represent Parent and Child, and are dipped in sterling silver. The inner shells have been polished to reveal their natural subtle luster.
To many, Paua shells symbolise the expression of the well-known quote “it is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts.” Textured on the outside and lustrous on the inside... a reminder to shine your light from the inside out.
Paua shells can also be a symbol of home - wear this jewellery to remind yourself that you will always have a safe haven wherever life may take you.
Nostalgems' Paua shells have been sourced from a sustainable and ethical local paua farm. These shells have not reached full maturity so have been sustainably repurposed for jewellery.
large shell approx 15-20mm, small shell approx 5mm
chain metal: 45cm, sterling silver chain
packaging: Nostalgem charcoal black cardboard box with info cards
Nostalgem is based in the beautiful Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
"Nostalgem is Rina Ward - Jewellery Artist. Nature Scavenger. Beachcomber. I collect pieces of flora and fauna (most often native to New Zealand) and I create them into one-of-a-kind jewellery. Native seashells, fishbones, beach sand, leaves, petals and pods . These are the precious gems of my unpretentious yet meaningful jewellery line. These organic treasures reflect personal stories that are special to the wearer as they represent something unique about themselves, their family, and their values. They also celebrate the distinctive beauty found only in this beautiful country of Aotearoa New Zealand"
These items are handmade in New Zealand