Dainty 9ct gold ormer shell pendant which hangs from a neat cotton cord. Pictured with a snake chain – sold separately.
This is a handmade ‘caricature’ of an Ormer Shell. This is our version of the Ormer, pared down to it’s beautifully simplified basic characteristics.
Made from recycled 9ct yellow gold.
Originally handmade by Athene in sterling silver and then cast from Athene’s own resulting mould in 9ct gold, each one of the cast pieces is then worked into by hand to create detail and individuality.
Therefore, no two will ever be identical and the imperfections and idiosyncrasies of the hand finishing process are design elements in their own right to be celebrated.
Hallmarked at the London Assay Office. For more information about hallmarking – visit the Assay Office website.
Overall length including jump ring is 25mm approx. The gold ormer shell weighs 2.57g.
This pendant has been strung on cotton cord. Please note that we also sell a range of sterling silver chains which can be found here.
The Ormer is a protected species in Guernsey waters and collecting them is strictly controlled. There are only a few ‘Ormering tides’ a year, when these delicate creatures are allowed to be taken from the beaches. Diving for them is prohibited, they must only be collected by wading, and only when they reach a certain size and level of maturity. The ormer shells used in my jewellery are much smaller than those allowed to be collected, they are the natural wastage from the old Roquaine Ormer farm, which has now closed due to retirement. Ormers are no longer farmed in Guernsey. More ormer shell facts can be found in this BBC article.
Made with 100% recycled 9ct yellow gold.
Each product comes individually packaged in a branded gift box
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All of Athene’s pieces are handmade by her and her small team in their St Peter Port studio. Each piece is individually crafted with care and attention to be made perfectly for you.
This pendant is in stock and available for immediate despatch.
If you’re not absolutely delighted with your purchase, of course you don’t have to keep it. You don’t want to keep things that don’t make your heart sing. Just send it back in the same unworn condition that you received it within 21 days and we’ll return your payment. No problem and no quibbles.
If any of our pieces have any kind of fault, however small, we’ll of course sort it out straight away. Just let us know and we’ll do the right thing.
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