Dentalium shells were first used by the Inuits and Native Americans as a trade item and in traditional jewelry. We love the ribbed texture and the curved form that reminds us of mini tusks. We cast these in Bronze and paired them with either a 14k Yellow gold fill chain or an oxidized sterling silver chain. We also offer this necklace in a rhodium-plated version paired with an oxidized sterling silver chain. Rhodium is a member of the platinum group of noble metals and looks just like sterling silver, but will not tarnish.
Choose between two lengths 18″ or 26″. The 18″ has a lobster clasp and the 26″ does not have a clasp, it will fit over your head.
**Model is pictured wearing the 18″ version of this necklace**