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Dentalia Shell Necklace

Dentalia Shell Necklace

Regular price
$60.00
Sale price
$60.00

Dentalia Shell Necklace with cranberry red glass beads

Necklace is 11" long and each Dentalia shell is approximately 1 1/2" long

Each shell is attached to the chain by stainless steel jump rings

Dentalia shells were used as a valuable trade item by indigenous people.  Shells traveled from the Northwest coast to the interior of North America and throughout Alaska.  Dentalia was an indication of rank and status and is still highly valued today and incorporated into jewelry.  

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