Tuangi Cockle Earrings - gold


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These are a pair of tiny washed up surf clams (tuangi) or cockles, dipped in gold, set on French hook earrings.
Surf clams/tuangi/cockles thrive in the surf zone of sandy NZ beaches. They resemble resilience and determination to ride the waves of the ocean… and of life!

- shell height: approx 10mm
- hook height 10mm sterling silver base
– presented in a Nostalgem charcoal black cardboard box with info cards

Tuangi shells found empty and collected from North Island beaches - 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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