NZ Paua Shell Hearts & Crosses Earrings, Handmade
Our famous paua shell makes these heart and cross earrings uniquely New Zealand. The shimmering rainbow of blue, green and purple colors seen in paua shell is only found in this type of abalone from our small country where the very cold waters of our South Island produce shells with these fantastic layered colors.
This elegant pair of earrings features heart-shaped paua beads, double-sided so they look good when they turn and dangle. I've wire-wrapped the beads with a little greenstone bead on top and a wee stainless steel cross underneath.
The hooks are minimalist stainless steel leverback ear wires that close behind the ear - very safe. Length including ear wires: 6cm / 2.4 inches.
Paua is the Maori word for our native abalone shell (pronounced "pa-wah") and I source my shells and beads from local small businesses who farm paua sustainably. The vibrant rainbow colors and shimmering colors of New Zealand paua shell enhance feelings of peace, beauty, compassion and love.
Lovely natural shell earrings for casual or dress-up wear, which come attractively packaged to treat you - or so they are ready for gifting.