Real little ormer shells with sterling silver handmade headpin wire and a freshwater pearl in each, on sterling silver ear hook wires.
Overall length ranges from 25-35mm not including hooks. Please specify if you require a certain size.
Varnished for strength and strung on a handmade bobbled headpin sterling silver wire loop. With a sterling silver hook earfitting. Each shell has a freshwater pearl accent, to bring out the beautiful natural colours of the shell.
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 Rocquaine Ormer farm, which has now closed due to retirement. Ormers are no longer farmed in Guernsey. Thus these little shells are much sought after and collectable.
Freshwater pearl accent available in grey, pink or white.
Each product comes individually packaged in a branded gift box
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.
Of course, many items are available from stock but bespoke work can take longer, but it is definitely worth the wait for the end result, a beautifully made, unique piece, just for you.
Our average processing time is 1-2 weeks, however, at busy times of the year, please allow up to 28 days for your purchase to be processed and shipped to you.
If you require your purchase in a certain amount of time, please contact us before ordering and we will try our best to do this for you.
UK customers please note
All our jewellery is handmade in and posted from our studio in the Channel Islands. All our prices are ex VAT, therefore I pre-pay the VAT for you here in Guernsey at the post office and it is included in your postage cost. This avoids you having to pay any further customs admin charges.
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.
For more information, please see our full terms and conditions.