Nostalgem Paua Whanau necklace


This beautiful paua shell necklace represents whanau or family. A unique necklace crafted from a row of juvenile farm paua shells. Similar to how paua thrive and find strength in clusters, your whanau also experiences growth and vitality when unified. This necklace is a meaningful way to showcase your love and appreciation for those closest to you.

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. Each sits on a base of handsculpted clay putty

Shell height each approx 5-8mm
Chain metal: adjustable, 40-45cm/16-18in, sterling silver base
Packaging: Nostalgem charcoal black cardboard box with info cards

Nostalgem is based in the beautiful Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Artist statement:

"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

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