Rich pink Paua shell that has a very pretty gold-tone outline drawing of flowers and a butterfly. The drawing has been sealed on with a shiny coating for protection. Now this a one of those special pieces you wear with solid tone outfits!
The chain is made of lead-free gilt (gold-tone) soldered chain in two different patterns for variety. To set off the pretty Paua shell I've added Swarovski bicones in warm indian pink and crystal brandy. Then the larger beads are lampwork glass with a golden core. Once the golden core was complete, they were wrapped in transparent pale pink glass to give them the ever so slightest pink hue. Wonderful match for this Paua shell!
The length of this 3 strand necklace is 17 inches (43 cm) for the shortest inside chain. Each of the others is slightly longer so that they will lie side-by-side on your collar bone to display the full beauty. I think it makes a more organized or tailored look which fits this piece. The Paua shell focal has a drop of 2 1/4 inches (5.7 cm) including the bail.
The earrings are so light and delicate looking! Made of nylon coated gold-tone wire which I've used to hand turn the fancy figure 8 design attached to the earring hooks made of lead-free wire. Then again with the same indian pink and crystal brandy Swarovski bicones are attached for drops with sparkle! These measure 1 3/4 inches (4.5 cm) from the very top of the hook to the bottom of the dangle. Tasteful and pretty. Did I mention super light too? :~)