The Smoked Bronze Scallop Shell pendant is handmade from one piece of solid Bronze using traditional metalworking techniques. It is then professionally polished to give the piece a silky smooth lustre. Finally the piece goes through a heat treating process to achieve a beautiful dark Smoked Bronze patina.
- Length: 24 mm
- Width: 23 mm
- Depth: 12 mm
- Diameter of loop for necklace: 4 mm
This is a handmade artisan product so naturally there will be some variations between each piece.
Symbolism of the Bronze Scallop Shell Pendant
Scallop Shells have long been associated with pilgrimage and travelling, and are seen to be a strong symbol of protection. Shell necklaces are given to friends and loved ones embarking on long journeys or adventures. The Shell is said to protect them whilst on their travels and to ensure they return home safe from harm. Many cultures in coastal areas also use Shells to protect the home by placing strings of Shells over windows and doors.
Choose from a Silver plated trace chain, black leather thong, or a coloured leather thong.
To buy your bronze Scallop Shell pendant tied onto a coloured leather thong, select the ‘coloured leather’ option, and at checkout let us know which colour you would like in the comments box. Choose from red, green, blue, pink, purple, natural or silver. They are all made from 3 mm round coloured leather and your pendant will come tied onto it with two slip knots. This allows the necklace to be adjusted in size from approx 13″ to 26″.
To buy with a metallic braided leather necklace, select the ‘Pendant Only’ option and then add the leather necklace of your choice to your basket and your pendant will come threaded onto your braided leather necklace in a gift box.
The plated trace chains and braided leather necklaces are all 18″ long which is the standard length used for pendants as in general for women the necklace will sit on the collarbone with the pendant hanging just above the breast bone. For men an 18″ necklace will generally sit at the base of the neck. If you have a petite or smaller than average neck it may hang a little lower.