periwinkle shell necklace
A window of periwinkle shell.
The common periwinkle is a small whelk, or sea snail, native to the European coasts of the Northern Atlantic ocean. It was introduced to North America by ships in the 1800s and is now found along the North-Eastern Atlantic coast.
Shells of a different species, Nassarius gibbosulus, are thought to be the first jewelry ever made: shell beads found in Israel and Algeria whose holes appear deliberately created and that show evidence of wear patterns on their surface. These beads have been dated back to roughly 100,000 years ago.
Invention, a connection to something ancient. The endless sound of waves.
MATERIALS + DETAILS
shell pendant is approximately .59 x .47 inches | 15 x 12 mm
recycled sterling silver | recycled 14k yellow gold
oxidized sterling silver chain
1.5 mm curb chain with spring clasp
available chain length: 20 inches | 50.8 cm
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Thicket jewelry is carefully made by hand, one piece at a time, by designer Rebecca Perea-Kane using traditional metalsmithing techniques. You can learn more about Rebecca and the process right here. Pieces are designed and crafted to be of heirloom quality.
Thicket will clean, re-oxidize and repair your Thicket jewelry at any point in its lifetime (which will be long!). Email email@example.com or send a message if you have a piece in need of some love.
Thicket jewelry is meant to be worn and loved but it's always advisable to remove jewelry before exercising, swimming and using harsh chemicals such as cleaning solutions. If you use your hands for work or for other pursuits like gardening or cooking, it's also a good idea to remove rings and bracelets. (And if the piece includes a set diamond you will definitely want to take it off for any activity where it may experience any impacts!)
You can clean your jewelry at home with a soft jewelry cloth or with a gentle soap and a soft toothbrush. If your piece includes oxidized sterling silver avoid vigorous polishing to preserve the darkened finish.
If your piece is set with a diamond it is important to regularly inspect it to be sure the diamond is secure and that there is no movement of the stone in the setting.
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