By Maka Monture
This design honors the Value of Paua (PAW-OO-AH) also known as Abalone, a shell that symbolizes wealth in Pacific coastal Indigneous communities. It was and still is used widely in trade. My ancestors would adorn high caste people in Paua and is found all the way down in Aotearoa. The Freshwater pearls were added to connect fresh and salt water.
Abalone Shell / Freshwater Pearl
Faux suede cord
Star measures 1.5"
Hook measures 2"
Gold V Hooks: 14k gold plated brass (Hypoallergenic)
Silver V Hooks: sterling silver plated brass (Hypoallergenic)