Recycled 9ct Gold Ormer Shell Stud Earrings

£550.00

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.

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Description

Fabulous Recycled 9ct Gold Ormer Shell Studs Earrings

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.

No two of these will ever be identical and the imperfections and idiosyncrasies of the hand finishing process are design elements in their own right to be celebrated.

Dimensions and Features:
  • Metal: Solid Recycled 9ct Gold
  • Hallmarked at the London Assay Office. For more information – visit the Assay Office website.
  • Weight: Approx 2.57g.
  • Size: Overall length of each earring is approx 25m.
  • Also available in 18ct Gold on request.
  • Handmade in Guernsey
About Guernsey Ormer Shells
  • 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 jewllery 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.

Each product comes individually packaged in a branded gift box

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