Hand Made Conch Shell Pendant w Pearl, Copper MOP Beads

Hand Carved Conch Shell Primitive Salt Creek Gorget with Baroque Freshwater Pearls, Copper Beads and Mother of Pearl Golden, Cream and Purple Wampum Style Shell Stick Beads. Historically Accurate Recreation of a Pre Contact Sauratown Mississippian Era Shell Gorget Pendant including the necklace made from materials popularly used at the time.

We Recreate These Timeless Treasures to Bring Back to Life the Unique and Beautiful Adornments worn by Ancient Peoples and normally only seen in Natural History Museums.

This is a Based on a Mississippian Era Pendant found in the Ancient Temple Mounds of Sauratown, North Carolina. The picture of the original is included. Only a Person of Great Importance would have owned such a piece and it was believed to have great powers it bestowed on the Person who wore it. The symbols of the Bird Head and Snake Head combined were to identify the Tribal Affiliation and Status of the wearer.

The Pendant Measures 2.25" or 55mm is 18" long including the Copper Toggle Clasp. The conch Shell Beads Average 20mm, The Baroque Pearls 12-15mm and the MOP Stick beads are 20mm long.

This Necklace is made from Conch Shells Hand Collected by my Husband and Myself, my Husband cuts the Pendant and Beads from the Heart of the Conch Shell, He then Carves, Shapes and Hand Polishes them to Perfection. I then use my skills to Match the Beads, Select the Design and Create this One of a Kind Jewelry made from All Natural Materials and Built to Last Generations.

Conch and Whelk Shell are considered Spiritual Objects by all Peoples around the World. They have been also used as Money and Signs of High Rank in Primitive Society.

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