Fetia Carved Mother of Pearl Earrings (Gold or Silver)

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Material: Gold

These large, triangular-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 lighter 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 60mm long (2.4 inches) and dangle on your choice of 14/20 gold filled or Sterling silver ear wires.
   
This style is thicker shell than our other pairs and included the rougher outer layer of the oyster shell. The natural curve of the shell adds drape and character.
   
Fetia means "star" in Tahitian. Each of earring is like the point of a star.