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N°705 The Paua Black Magic Statement Necklace

Every piece is made to order and may take 2 to 7 business days to be shipped. Having said this, most pieces are shipped within 2 days.
No Black Magic is required to "get" this buzz-worthy necklace!   It's that mix of understated black semi-precious stones that make the iridescent Paua stand out so beautifully.  It's like all the black stones are worker bees that live to make the Queen bee shine.
The raw Paua pieces come from the Chatham Islands in New Zealand, the Onyx is from Russia, Agates from Brazil, Lava from Indonesia, Tourmaline from India, Kukui Nut from Hawaii & silver-plated pieces from Istanbul and Bali.
There is a good reason why Paua is called "Marine Opal". I brought back lots of Paua from my last two New Zealand trips, where it is rightly revered as one of the most beautiful and culturally significant materials. It feels almost like a privilege to be able to work with this iridescent raw material that can do no wrong. 
And as if the rainbow iridescent shell was not already enough to satisfy one's wonder, abalone is also amazing because of its shell chemistry. The shell is composed of microscopic calcium carbonate tiles stacked like bricks and the "mortar" is a sticky protein substance, making it exceptionally strong. When the shell gets struck, the individual tiles don't break, but slide along each other courtesy of the stretchy protein, thereby absorbing the energy. This makes the abalone a critter of serious interest for material scientists, which hope to transfer this knowledge into products such as body armor. Stunning looks and interesting chemistry – perfect!

Like all our pieces, it is handcrafted with love and care in our studio near Byron Bay. This eclectic limited-edition statement necklace is made from the following semi-precious stones and findings:
  • Agates from Brazil
  • Paua from New Zealand
  • Onyx from Russia
  • Lava from Indonesia
  • Tourmaline from India
  • Kukui Nut from Hawaii
  • Silver-plated chain and beads from Istanbul and Bali
  • Approximate full length: 
  • 1/20 limited edition
  • length: short necklace, around 47cm long (stretched out), can be extended to 62cm via extender chain.  If you are really small or need a larger version - please leave notes in the instruction field as you checkout.

     

    The Paua Black Magic Statement Necklace will be beautifully gift-wrapped and ready as an exceptional gift for yourself or an unexpected gift for someone special. We to make each piece as closely as possible to the one shown in the image. However, since we are working with natural stones, each piece is a little bit different and that's just the way we like it.

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