Mother of Pearl, Abalone Shell and Baby Olive Shell Heishi NecklaceJ. Tenorio
A new, modern stunner from this fine heishi jeweler, and former staffer. Her parents, Paul and Mazie, keep to the more traditional materials in their heishi, but Janice has leaped into the 21st-century with this enchanting necklace – and landed with a lovely splash.
Combining traditional, tiny, brown baby olive shell disks with the modern materials of mother of pearl and abalone shell, has resulted in a 12-strand waterfall of shimmering beauty. One minuscule brown disk separates each of the mother of pearl barrels, with smaller barrels of iridescent abalone shell to add flashes of many colors. The oil-slick sparkles of the abalone shell are radiant with green, red, blue and brown.
Together with the brown olive shell and the icy white mother of pearl, this necklace has an autumnal luster – like frost sparkling over fallen leaves. Earthy in autumn, snowy in winter, and cooly gleaming in summer, this necklace will make heads turn in every season. Wear it with everything you own – it will amortize in no time.