Whelk Point Studs Gold

Whelk Point Studs Gold

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Stud point measures 1/4" x 1/4".

14kt Gold Vermeil over Sterling Silver

These studs were hand-carved in wax, using the textured point of a piece of a lightening whelk shell, or sea snail, found on the Central Coast of California.

The lightening whelk has been used as a metaphor of fire/sun and purification/continuity in ancient cultures because of it's intricate internal spiral shape




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