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Alluring Abalone Jewelry

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Sale Price: $47.99 - $129.99

Original Price: $60.00 - $200.00

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This Alluring Abalone statement necklace by American designer Charles Albert elegantly arrays alternating ovals of striking ruby red abalone. An alchemist’s dream, the hypoallergenic metal alloy settings and necklace chains astonishingly emulate the look and feel of 18k gold. Features toggle clasps with three length options. Color-enhanced abalone shell. (Search for item number 44161 to add the matching ring.)

Alluring Abalone Necklace Orig. $200.00 NOW $129.99
Alluring Abalone Bracelet NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Alluring Abalone Pierced Earrings NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 Necklace, 19"l.

Museum Provenance

Our Alluring Abalone Jewelry celebrates the swirling iridescent beauty of abalone nacre, or mother-of-pearl. Harvested the world over for millennia, Native Americans are known to have gathered abalone on California’s Channel Islands for at least 12,000 years. The many abalone jewelry artifacts in the vast anthropological collections of our National Museum of Natural History attest to the ageless appeal of abalone’s enchanting decorative patterns.

Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.

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