Dentalium Shell Necklace - Blue and French Pink Opal beads
$ 215.00 CAD
The dentalium shell was traded across North American from the Arctic to the Plains. They were a form of currency to Indigenous peoples. The shells generally originated from the West Coast and were traded inland. This necklace embodies an Indigenous statement of wealth and status.
I hand sanded and polished each shell to ensure the longevity and comfort of the necklace.
The caribou antler was hand sanded for a smooth finish. I like to place the caribou piece above my heart.
I searched for these vintage European beads because of the beauty of their colour and shape. These beads are no longer being produced.
Size: 28" in length.
Due to worldwide shortage of the dentalium shells these are some of my last long shells on hand.