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Seahorses Necklace, Celtic Triquetra Paua Shell Handmade Jewelry Gift

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What an amazing piece of one of a kind, handmade jewelry for the woman who loves all things ocean!  The magical DANCING SEAHORSES necklace features a seahorse and triquetra pewter pendant, color-shifting paua shell, Swarovski crystals and sterling silver.  The eye-catching pendant is artisan designed and hand poured from glowing lead and cadmium free Britannia pewter, an ancient type pewter that can be mistaken for sterling silver.  The design of the pendant has a definite Celtic flair to it:  a mystical blend of terrestrial horses and sea horses, sinuously entwined with a three cornered triquetra found between their tails.  Since the seahorses and triquetra are raised against the background, the pewter pendant has a gorgeous texture.  It has been lightly patinated and then polished to a mirror-like shine to bring out the fine detailing of the intricate design.  The pendant has a gleam of old, heirloom sterling silver - much prettier in real life than in the photos.  The back of the pendant is smooth and is stamped with the artist’s mark.   The pendant is securely fastened to the main body of the necklace by a heavy duty sterling silver jump ring.
To perfectly complement the seahorses pendant, sea-colored paua shell coins and sparkling Swarovski crystals were used, along with sterling silver.  Also known as “sea opal.” paua shell is only found in New Zealand and is famous for its swirling, iridescent colors and patterns in blues, greens, pinks, turquoise, golds, oranges and purples.  The paua shell used in the necklace is coin-shaped and two-sided.  Each coin has its own glowing personality and color shifts as the angle of the light changes.  Like the pendant, the coins are much more striking in real life than what is captured in the photos.  Each paua shell coin is separated from its neighbor by a small sterling silver bead.  To add sparkle to the necklace, three faceted Swarovski crystal bicones were added to each side.  The color is called “blue zircon,” a rich tropical ocean blue with a hint of turquoise.  A textured sterling silver hook clasp set securely fastens the necklace.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the one of a kind DANCING SEAHORSES necklace was created for the woman who loves the beauty of seahorses, loves the strength of horses and loves wearing unique artisan Celtic jewelry designs!  

  • Seahorses & triquetra pewter pendant:  app. 42 mm x 23 mm at widest (1.7” x 0.91”)
  • Paua shell coins:  app. 12 mm (0.47”)
  • Swarovski crystals:  faceted 6 mm “blue zircon” bicones
  • Metal:  Britannia pewter and sterling silver
  • Clasp:  textures sterling silver hook clasp set
  • Length:  app. 17.5” / 44.5 cm
  • Pendant drop:  app. 1.75” / 4.45 cm including the sterling silver jump ring bail

***  For a better understanding of the relative size of the pendant and pau shell used to create the DANCING SEAHORSES artisan necklace, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a quarter.

Seahorses are said to bring good luck and to remind us to take time to enjoy the good things in life.  The ancient triquetra design symbolizes the cycle of life.  Pewter is believed to be very grounding, bringing the wearer back to reality.  Paua Shell is said to open the mind to creativity, imagination and intuition; it is a traditional Maori gift to bring good luck, prosperity, and peace to the wearer.  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 DANCING SEAHORSES necklace was carefully designed and handmade in a dog friendly, smoke free studio.  The necklace will come with two informational drop tags: one with the piece's name; the other lists the materials used in the necklace and the language of the stones and metals. It will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!   
***  Each piece of the beautiful jewelry found 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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