Large Cowrie shell necklace pendant charm in silver. These shells have been crafted from Cowrie shells Cassandra found on Cornish beaches. Cowries have been traditionally used as currency throughout many civilisations and can be found on beaches around the world including those of the British Isles especially in Norfolk and Cornwall.
The pendant, including loop, measures approximately 13mm in length.
All Cassandra Goad pendants are sold without chains so that you may select the chain of your choice, both in style and length. If you would like to add a chain have a look at our selection here.
I have a bowl of cowrie shells collected from beaches around the world. There are small and matt pale pink ones, larger polished ones with dappled browns, and others so sea-worn I could string them on a chain. I decided to take one shell and recreate those charming, undulating folds, the soft dome curving round... and make earrings and pendants.
All Cassandra Goad Jewellery is designed and made in our workshops in London.
Ever in search of the unusual and rare, Cassandra travels the world to source beautiful gemstones, either in the rough or cut form.
The craftsman works as an artist recreating the design in metal. The jewel is then mounted, assayed, polished and set.