Retro Zebra Shell Celluloid Choker
Talk about 50's beach fashion! This natural double stacked shell choker is in very good condition. There is one missing zebra shell (please view photos.) The larger shells are pierced with string that runs through the body of the zebra shell. The ends are tied to the clear hook and are nice and secure. The celluloid hook and ring have light yellowing from age. This piece was fashioned here in the states most likely as a tourist piece sold at a Bay, Pier or Harbor. It is a true choker at 16" inches and looks fantastic as a stand alone piece or stacked with longer necklaces. It adds that touch of vintage class to your swimsuit or beachwear. These hand crafted retro zebra shell necklaces are so very rare as they tended to break or get discarded as costume jewelry over the years.
* Natural Shell
* Celluloid Closure
* 16" inches in length
* 33.80 grams
* c. 1950's
Shell stimulates intuition, sensitivity, imagination and adaptability. It helps to enhance mental clarity and provides insight into decision-making. Shell promotes cooperation between the self and others, as well as within the self. It provides cohesive energy for groups. Shell treats hearing disorders and calcium deficiencies. It assists the healing of broken bones and general dysfunctions of the spinal canal and the nervous system. Shell enhances the assimilation of vitamins A and D.
Zebra mussels are an invasive, fingernail-sized mollusk that is native to fresh waters in Eurasia. Their name comes from the dark, zig-zagged stripes on each shell. Zebra mussels probably arrived in the Great Lakes in the 1980s via ballast water that was discharged by large ships from Europe. They have spread rapidly throughout the Great Lakes region and into the large rivers of the eastern Mississippi drainage. They have also been found in Texas, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California.
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