19th century, Africa
These are extremely coveted shells among the Amazigh (Berber)
Jewels collects them as much as possible but is finding the supply rapidly dwindling. They kept in coffers with the amber and coral.
This design was originally done on hand woven cord, about 4 in the last 16 years. For this design have hand stitched to perfection soft Italian leather over the woven cord, because fine work and details matter.
A Limited Jewels’ Design; no two exact
Average shell: 1 x .75″
A note about our woven cords. We weave these by hand, every one of them. Like all Jewels’ work no two are exact, as each of us. The work is labor intensive. When warmed to the skin the cord becomes more supple, conforms to the wearer, hangs at it should; the necklace transforms more than just a necklace. It becomes her.