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Alluring Abalone Jewelry

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Price: $60.00 - $200.00

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

Alluring Abalone Necklace $200.00
Alluring Abalone Bracelet $140.00
Alluring Abalone Pierced Earrings $60.00

 Necklace, 19"l.; Bracelet, 8.25"l.; Pierced Earrings, 1"l.

Museum Provenance

Our Alluring Abalone Jewelry collection 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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