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Gold Choker - Troca Shell Amulet

Gold Choker - Troca Shell Amulet



Natural troca shell slice on a 24k gold zamak choker. Zamak is hypoallergenic, exceptionally solid, firm, non-tarnishing, long lasting metal. This choker is 5.6 inches in diameter when clasped and opens to fit most necks. 


Growing naturally on isolated atoll reefs throughout the Indo-Pacific oceans, this sea snail has a triangular or conical, spiraling shape and a camouflaging exterior which ensures it blends into the bright coral it grows alongside. The commercial trochus snail prefers the warm waters found in these equatorial regions.  The spiraling nacre which protects the sea snail is thick and strong. Collected from the bottom of the atoll reefs by local families free diving, there is a legal minimum size of 8 centimeters in diameter. 


    All my pieces are created by hand and made to order. I value and use high quality materials to extend the life of each piece so they are non-tarnish. Earring hooks are 18k gold stainless steel. Clasps, chains, beads, hoops, jump rings and other hardware are 18k gold filled, pewter, 24k gold zamak (a hypoallergenic, exceptionally solid, firm, non-tarnishing, recyclable, long lasting metal) , 925 sterling silver or stainless steel depending on the piece and material availability. Pearls, shells and gemstones and other beads are natural, genuine, and from the Earth and will vary and size, pattern and shade.


    Each adornment has been smoke cleansed with anglem (burned twined cotton cloth) or asta sughanda infused with dragon's blood resin in order to release and drive away possible harmful energies. Take off when in contact with water, avoid pulling wire, and clean with a dry cloth and store in cotton cloth bag (free with purchase) when not in use to preserve integrity. I offer free adjustments and repairs - see the info section of the website. 

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