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42" Rare Pink Maireener Tasmanian Shell Necklace

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SKU: X3075



This rare pink Maireener Tasmanian shell necklace is a stunning piece of antique jewellery, steeped in history! Measuring 42" in length, each gorgeous shell has a mermaid feel, instantly transporting you to the depths of a light blue sea. 

Featured in museums around the world, the highly collectible Maireener shell necklaces were a significant cultural practice to Aboriginal Tasmanian women. You can understand how these shells gained the name 'rainbow shells' with their beautiful iridescent pink sheen!

Item Details:

ERA: Early 20th Century.

MEASUREMENTS: Necklace is 42" or 107cm long (Can be wrapped around the head twice).
Each shell is approximately 6.5mm long x 4.5mmm wide.
Weight: 7.5g.

MATERIALS:  Pink Maireener 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 rare pink Maireener Tasmanian shell necklace is in very good condition overall. The shells are absolutely stunning and have a gorgeous rainbow-like 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!