Taina Carved Mother of Pearl Earrings (Gold or Silver)

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Material: Gold

These flower petal-shaped earrings have been hand-carved by a Tahitian artisan on sustainably harvested mother of pearl. The shell is a byproduct of pearl farming and exhibits the natural, intense colors of the Pinctada margaritifera pearl oyster.
 
Each pair of these earrings is unique, from the color of the mother of pearl shell, to the design, created with artistic inspiration from the shapes and hues.
  
The photos show examples of the traditional motifs, that include waves, protective tiki eyes and the sun, but designs on each pair vary greatly. All are traditional Polynesian and hold mana from the islands. It's thought that each design should find the person they are meant for.
  
These earrings measure 35mm long (1.4 inches) and dangle on your choice of 14/20 gold filled or Sterling silver ear wires. Taina is the name of a large and very fragrant Tahitian gardenia flower.