Earth Glam Luxe Layered Necklace (Matte Gold)
This beautiful tiered necklace features three layers of long dentalium shells interspersed with large double faceted beads in matte gold and black or dark gunmetal. Designed by Beyond Buckskin owner Jessica R. Metcalfe (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) and made in the Turtle Mountains of North Dakota, this necklace blends the natural imperfections of shells with the glamour of faceted sparkling beads.
Prior to European contact, dentalium shells were used as currency in inter-tribal exchange networks, and many Native American women proudly wore dentalium jewelry to display the wealth and status of their families. Through the meanings that the shells hold, we hope to share our traditions with the world: we decorate the body beautifully to please the spirit world and to walk in beauty and harmony with the environment around us.
Finished with deerskin lace straps, the necklace is adjustable, and looks great as a shorter décolletage necklace as well as a longer layered look. A Beyond Buckskin exclusive. Whether this necklace is a gift for yourself or for someone special, it comes packaged in a BBB jewelry box with ribbon. This item ships from the US.