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16" Antique 9ct Gold Tasmanian Shell Necklace

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SKU: x6606



Channel your inner mermaid with this 16" antique 9ct Gold Maireener Tasmanian shell necklace! As if she has been plucked from ocean waters, each dainty shell offers a rainbow of iridescent hues, shimmering as this Victorian shell necklace adorns your neck. 

Featured in museums around the world, the highly collectible Maireener shell necklaces were a significant cultural practice to Aboriginal Tasmanian women. It's hard to believe such otherworldly beauty came from planet earth itself!

This strand has lots of yellow and olive base tones, with shots of electric blue iridescence shining off as she moves. 

Item Details:

ERA: Victorian, c.1900

MEASUREMENTS: Necklace is 16" or 40.5cm long.
Tasmanian shells are 8.5mm long x 5mm wide.
Weight: 4.3g

MATERIALS: Maireener Tasmanian shells, 9ct Gold bolt-ring & jump-ring. 

STAMPS: '375' on later added bolt-ring. 

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. This rare antique 9ct Gold Maireener Tasmanian shell necklace is in very good condition overall. The shells are absolutely stunning and have a gorgeous rainbow sheen. The shells have lasted well over the years, although have suffered some damage due to their delicate nature. They have been strung securely together and are super lightweight to wear!