Nostalgem Paua Aroha necklace
This beautiful pair of real paua shells are sculpted with 'beachstone'. They have been hand sculpted to form a heart shape when both shells are joined together. Loosely hangs on a fine sterling sterling silver chain necklace.
The ‘beachstone’ setting is handmade from resin putty and clay. Hand formed with New Zealand beach sand inclusions, they’ve chosen marine turquoise colours to match the hues of the paua and the ocean.
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.
shell approx 15mm
chain metal: 45cm, sterling silver chain
packaging: charcoal black cardboard box
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