Shell Jewelry

Dentalia Shell and Lapis Gemstone Draped Choker with Crystal Accents


This draped choker is a very elaborate and complex design. I used four different cuts and shapes of lapis gemstone and iris luster hematite. Three sizes of smoked topaz swarovski bicone crystals bring rich tones of brown that shimmer and glisten in the light. Bringing the topaz browns and the blue of the lapis gemstones together, I used amber and cobalt preciosa faceted round crystals. The dentalia shell used in this design was cut, bored and filed to specific lengths to keep the design precise and symmetrical. Gold plated heishe and micro beads as well as spacers and end links add the richness of gold to the design, affordably. 

The length of this choker is adjustable. I have added 3 1/2 inches of chain with a hand wrapped antiqued gold cut-out rondelle bead with lapis gemstone and smokey topaz crystal. The choker can be anywhere from 14 1/2 inches to 18 inches in length.

I design and build a handcrafted gift/storage box for each piece of jewelry I make. It is my way of providing a beautiful presentation of my jewelry to my customer. There is no charge to my customer for the box.

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