Geo Jewellery

Silver Paua Shell necklace


This large silver Paua Shell pendant is all about contrast, silky smooth on the inside and exquisitely textured on the outside, it has a swivelling bail that allows both sides to be seen.

Created by Lara Hopwood for Geo Jewellery, the original shell was found on Tukarua Beach in Golden Bay and measures 4cm by 3cm. It is hanging on a 50cm chain.

Artist statement:

"Once upon a time I worked as a scientist researching deep into the DNA of viruses, animals and plants, then, after raising my head from the mysteries of the double helix, I became a science educator. Then I embarked on the ultimate biological experiment by creating and nurturing new life in two human beings. Throughout this time I balanced my science side with the driving need to be always making something with my hands  -working with wood, fabric, glass, flax, clay, iron and precious metals.
Nowdays this merger of science and creativity finds me working metal into new and pleasing shapes with the hope that someone else might see something in my creations worth buying and therefore fuel my passion to be always making"

This product is Made in Christchurch

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