In my mind, there are few things that are more authentically Hawaiian than the Sunrise Shell. This endemic shell comes in every color of the sunrise (and sunset) - each one unique and a true ocean treasure. They live in deep waters and rarely wash ashore intact. To find a sunrise shell is pure magic, as it is to wear one around your neck.
This beautiful sunrise shell in particular - a dreamy ombre of bright white, carnation pink, vibrant yellow and even a touch of lavender - was found on Oahu. It is pristine and perfect, still with a bit if its "wings."
This beautiful shell is suspended on hand braided waxed cord. A fresh water pearl closes the 24 inch opening and suspended 6 inches below the pearl is a beautiful deep purple, surf tumbled cone shell. The cone shell drapes down the back, creating a strikingly elegant look. Turn the sunrise shell over and you find a sweet surprise, a 14k gold plated, hand stamped charm is set into the shell's recess. This charm is stamped with two overlapping miniature hearts. You can wear this necklace with it facing either direction - two beachy looks for a mermaid who likes a little variety.
This is a perfect way to wear a special piece of Hawaii every day of the year. Dress this necklace up, dress it down, take it to the beach - it is both beachy and sophisticated, elegant and organic.