This handcrafted shell necklace measures approximately 22.5 inches long. It is made of 5mm white mother of pearl beads, unique trocha shell curved accents, and pewter bicones. The pendant is a golden lip flower with an imitation rhodium-plated trim. It measures approximately 45mm or 1.77 inches long by 41mm or 1.61 inches wide.
Since mother of pearl comes from the ocean, some believe that it carries the power of that ocean. A nurturing stone, mother of pearl is said to relieve stress, calm the nerves, sooth the soul, and relax the body. It is thought to bring harmony to relationships, improve intuition, protect from negative energy, and even bring prosperity. The freshwater pearl is usually given for the first wedding anniversary, but some sources say that mother of pearl can also be given as a celebration of the first year of marriage. Mother of pearl is associated with the Zodiac signs of Gemini and Cancer.
Seashells have been used in healing since ancient times. Shells are said to enhance intuition, heighten sensitivity, and fuel imagination. They provide mental clarity and help us to make wise decisions. Shells foster cooperation and teamwork. Since they come from the ocean, their energy gives us that serenity and well-being that we feel when we are surrounded by the ocean with its tranquil and peaceful waves.
The metal in this piece is made of a zinc rich pewter. Normally, pewter has greater than 90% tin, but much of the pewter sold today has higher zinc content.