A sterling silver necklace that is inspired by the use of shells in Ice Age art. Its unusual design features a pearl enveloped in a shell pendant.
The necklace is made in England by Karen Thomas Jewellery. Karen Thomas is a jewellery designer based in the historic city of York, England. She creates limited edition jewellery that is inspired by her love of unusual stones. Her latest range is inspired by natural forms found on the seashore (the matching earrings to this necklace are also available).
There are many examples of Ice Age art that include shells as a form of decoration. For example, the British Museum collection contains shells used for jewellery that date from the Upper Palaeolithic period (at the end of the Ice Age, about 30,000- 40,000 years ago).
The pendant has been cast in sterling silver from a mould of an actual abalone shell (belonging to the mollusc shellfish).
An unusual, statement piece of jewellery.