Tania Larsson

Dentalium Shell Earrings - Yellow

Sale price Price $ 125.00 CAD Regular price

  • 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 originated from the West Coast and were traded inland. These earrings embody an Indigenous statement of wealth and status.  
  • Based on Gwich'in designs these handmade dentalium shell earrings are made Vintage greasy blue Italian beads
  • I hand sanded and polished each shell to ensure the longevity and comfort of the earrings. 
  • I searched for these vintage European beads because of the beauty of their colour and shape. These beads are no longer being produced. 
  • The ear hooks are made with sterling silver wire.
  • Each earrings weigh around 3 grams for your comfort. They are 7 cm long and 1.5 cm wide.