This is an exquisite display of Georgian craftsmanship! Handmade during the turn of the 17th century, this Georgian Cowrie Shell choker necklace is quite the find.
Each and every shell has its own unique colouring and pattern, a milky base with toffee-coloured flecks, encased in is Gold toned settings. During this time, the English had a growing obsession with this type of shell, which sailors often brought back from their travels.
At a shorter length of 13", this Georgian necklace will beautifully hug your neck as a statement choker. Layer her with your other favourite necklaces and chains for the ultimate antique look!
ERA: Georgian, c.1800.
MEASUREMENTS: Necklace measures 13" or 33cm long.
Shells graduate in size from 14.5mm long x 10.5mm wide, to 18.5mm long x 14.5mm wide.
MATERIALS: Gold-tone metal, 18ct Gold clasp tongue, Cowrie Shell.
STAMPS & HALLMARKS: None present.
PACKAGING: Your order will be gift-wrapped free of charge in a Lillicoco cardboard box made from recycled materials, tied with a ribbon.
VERY GOOD. This beautiful Cowrie Shell choker necklace is in very good condition! The shells are smooth on their tops, and secure in their settings! There are a few little pinholes on one of the shells, but given their grand age, we think they have lasted incredibly well overall. There is very little wear to the necklace, only some discolouration to the Gold toned metal. There is a little fold-away attachment, allowing you to attach a pendant of your choice if you like. The necklace closes securely with an 18ct Gold clasp so you can wear it with absolute confidence!