Like something out of a fairytale, this large Tasmanian shell necklace is an absolute dream- boasting a myriad of rare giant Tasmanian shells. This iridescent Victorian necklace possesses a display of soft greens and vivid lilacs shimmering as she moves..
The creation of these necklaces is an Indigenous Tasmanian tradition, a cultural practice that dates back hundreds of years, which in turn produced these exceptional pieces.
It's hard to believe something so otherworldly came from planet Earth herself, and we feel honoured to be able to offer her in such a wonderfully preserved condition. At 15" long, this Victorian shell necklace will sit snug, glimmering around your neck.
ERA: Victorian, c.1900
MEASUREMENTS: Necklace is 15" or 38cm long.
Tasmanian shells are 18mm x 10mm in diameter (at widest point).
MATERIALS: Tasmanian Shells, 9ct Gold clasp & jump-ring.
STAMPS: '375' to later added clasp.
HALLMARKS: Since we have dated this piece as being made prior to 1950, a hallmark is not required in order for it to be sold in line with UK hallmarking legislation.
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. Especially when considering her grand age, this 15" large Tasmanian shell necklace is in very good condition. The shells are beautifully strung and the clasp is fully functioning allowing you to wear her with confidence. Due to the shells being delicate, some of the shells have small chips and subtle wear, but this does not deter them from their spectacular display of iridescent colour. On that note, it is important to wear this necklace with care as the shells could be subject to damage if not treated or worn correctly. Steeped in history, this highly sought-after artefact is museum-worthy!
Take a look at some examples on the internet and you'll find these shells sell all the way up to £2500 depending on colour, size and quality.