Sea Urchin and Gemstone Disc Wire Necklace
If you’ve ever spent time padding barefoot along a beach seeking seashells, then you probably know the singular glee of discovering a sea urchin shell.
With the sand between your toes and the sound of ocean waves breaking in your ears, you probably weren’t thinking about the rich history we share with these shells—how people have treasured them for centuries and have worn them as protective amulets since medieval times. Of course, I didn’t know any of that in my early beachcombing days. All I knew was that whenever I was lucky enough to find one, I couldn’t stop running my fingers over its bumpy surface or staring at its symmetrical, otherworldly patterns.
Now that I’ve figured out a way to uniquely adapt sea urchin shells to my silver casting process, I’ve fallen in love with that amazing texture all over again. And I hope you like it too.
I oxidized this sterling silver disc to emphasize the depth and intricacy of the sea urchin texture. The 5mm gemstone at the center adds a vibrant pop of color. And I love the way the minimalist neck wire really draws your attention to the pendant.
This necklace pairs perfectly with the sea urchin and gemstone drop earrings or the sea urchin and gemstone disc posts.
Material: recycled sterling silver
Gemstone: 5mm, choose from the following list—blue topaz, peridot, garnet, amethyst (shown), iolite, black onyx, citrine
Pendant size: 1 inch by 1 inch
Pendant comes on a flexible sterling silver neck wire with friction clasp — choose 16, 18, or 20 inches