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Paua Abalone Shell Earrings, Purple Green Teardrop Handmade Jewelry

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Shimmering in their exquisite, colorful beauty, the TIDAL POOLS handmade earrings are a perfect gift for the woman who loves lightweight, eye-catching shell jewelry.  Reminiscent of the tidal pools that can be found at low tides on the rocky coasts of New Zealand, the one of a kind earrings feature teardrop shaped paua abalone shell earrings with sparkling Swarovski crystals.  Named by the native Maori, paua is a species of abalone only found in the seas around New Zealand.  Nicknamed “marine opals,” paua is known for its myriad of shifting colors that vary from greens, blues, purples and pinks, some shells with gold or crimson tones.  The paua shell used in these gorgeous earrings are teardrop shaped.  Be sure to check out all the photos of the earrings so see the colors as the angle of the light shifts - but, be assured, the colors are even more spectacular in real life!.  To strengthen the paua shell, a smooth, black acrylic coating was added to the back.  Because the teardrops are made from shell and acrylic, the earrings are very lightweight to wear.   
To pick up on the purple hues of the paua shell, two sizes of faceted Swarovski crystal bicones were used in a color called “violet,” a subtle, rich color of light purple.  The larger bicone is on the bottom and is separated from the smaller with a tiny sterling silver disc spacer.  Sterling silver French hook earwires with an additional violet Swarovski crystal finishes the beautiful earrings.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the unique TIDAL POOLS earrings are a wonderful gift for the woman who loves outstanding shell earrings with mega-sparkle that she’ll want to wear over and over again!

  • Paua shell teardrops:  app. 20 mm x 15 mm (at widest) x 3 mm (0.79” x 0,6”)
  • Swarovski crystals:  faceted 6 mm and 4 mm violet bicones
  • Metal:  sterling silver
  • Earwires: sterling silver French hooks with violet Swarovski crystal adornment
  • Length:  app. 2.25” / 5.7 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires

For a better understanding of the relative size of the TIDAL POOLS paua shell earrings, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a dime.

Paua shell is believed to strengthen the body and the heart of the wearer; it is also said to enhance feelings of peace, compassion and love. Although man made, crystals (glass) carry the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication.  Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.

The one of a kind TIDAL POOLS handmade earrings were carefully designed and handmade in a dog friendly, smoke free studio. They will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag with tissue, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!
***  The jewelry in my shop is photographed outside in natural light.  Please be aware that not all computer monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the components used to create each piece of jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my own monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.


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