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Balinese Abalone and Silver Necklace and Earrings
Item #47309
$175.00

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The intricate designs of this Balinese Abalone and Silver Necklace and Earrings are handmade by Balinese silversmiths, who inlay the butterfly wings and the scrolled earrings with naturally iridescent abalone.

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Balinese Abalone and Silver Necklace $175.00
Balinese Abalone and Silver Pierced Earrings $45.00

Recalls similar jewelry in our Asian ethnological collection.
Necklace, 19"l. with 2.5"w. pendant and 0.5"l. extender; Pierced Earrings, 1.5"l.
The thick inner shell of the marine gastropod abalone is composed of nacre, or mother-of-pearl. In many species this layer is highly iridescent, making it especially desirable for use in jewelry.

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By G
Baltimore
September 28, 2017
5.05
"Quality construction; looked as good as they made me feel!"