Inspired by the natural beauty of the puka shells found scattered on the shoreline, I have taken their beauty a step further to create these wonderfully rustic sterling silver puka shell earrings.
- description -
The puka shell is a beach worn piece of a cone shell, naturally occurring with a beautiful spiral leading to a hole in the center of the shell fragment... the smoothing of the broken shell fragment is the result of being tossed and tumbled by the tides and waves.
- symbolism -
Legend has it that wearing a puka shell ensures a peaceful and safe voyage.
Hand cast in sterling silver from a puka shell I picked up along the shores of Puerto Rico.
- approximate measurement - small 3/8" (9mm), medium 1/2" (14mm)
- puka shell metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- earrings suspended from sterling silver ear wires
- photographed with an old US dime for scale
The first 3 photos depict the medium size puka shell earrings, the 4th and 8th show both earrings sizes side by side, and the 5th - 7th photos depict the small size puka shell earrings.