Paua and Green Sea Glass Pendant Drop Necklace
A Sterling silver rolo chain holds a rectangle of solid Paua, and a drop of verdant green natural Sea Glass. The paua has rainbow effects that change as the paua moves within the light. Below the paua, a pendant of sea glass dangles. Two treasures from the ocean, much loved by many, they unite to form jewelry. The beautiful green sea glass has been handpicked from the North Sea shoreline of England, drilled and shipped to me, to be made into jewelry, for you. The elongated hook clasp on this necklace is made by hand by a cold forging process, textured by the hammer and the back side lashed to keep links from traveling. The pick-up link has been wire wrapped and silver balls accents also embellish the clasping system. For more information about Sea Glass and Paua, see below listing. Length: 19” Each side is 8.5” from the clasp to the Paua. The Paua is ~1” in width. Drop from paua: 1.75mm Clasp: 1” Sterling Silver Modified “S” clasp, hammered design with hashed closure. Paua: 19x10mm Sea Glass: 22mmx13mm What is Sea Glass? There is only one true type of "genuine sea glass" that can be produced and that is by aging over the years in saline seas and oceans, naturally. Beginning as normal shards of broken glass, Sea Glass is persistently tumbled and ground until the sharp edges are smoothed and rounded. In this process, the glass loses its slick surface but gains a frosted appearance over many years. Old sea glass is rarely sharp edged or in angular designs and usually has an elliptical shape with at least one side being slightly in-curved. Sometimes there are creases in the glass from ancient bottle or plate shapes from shipwrecks, and these are prized. Sea Glass is all aged naturally in the salty ocean and from marine erosion it has its own finish that naturally occurs from the saline in the water. It should never be confused for beach glass which has its own finish from sand and the mineral content of fresh water, yielding a different luster than sea glass. Sea and Beach glass should not to be mistaken for being insignificant. Both types are highly praised, and by collectors, they are considered to be environmental gems. Paua, also known as Abalone Shell, is a type of nacre that hasn’t formed around a seed or a grain of sand, so it is not round, as found in pearls. However its color range is much richer, deeper and darker with areas of extreme rainbow. Colors range from white to light tan and brown; with rich pinks, blues and greens; including silver peacock and even blackened pearl shades. Easily over marketed, it must be ethically harvested in some areas, due to its rich colors and desirability.