Tania Larsson

Dentalium Shell Necklace - Greasy Blue Beads

Sale price Price $ 215.00 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 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. 

I searched for these vintage European beads because of the beauty of their colour and shape. These beads are no longer being produced.

Size: 26" in length. Sterling Silver findings.
    Due to worldwide shortage of the dentalium shells these are some of my last long shells on hand.