The Baby Whelk Earrings are made from the molding and casting of a real found Knobbed Whelk in recycled silver. The Knobbed Whelk is the state shell of New Jersey and is native to the Atlantic Ocean and can be found up and down the coast!
I collected the original shell on a beach in Cape May, New Jersey and then sent it to a local, family owned casting company to be cast in multiples of solid metal. Once the casting is returned, I solder on fixed sterling french hooks that are hand formed. The shell earrings are only 1" long including hook and 1/4" wide.
This design is currently available in solid polished sterling silver but other metals and finishes are always available, message me for custom options and a quote.
All HKM Jewelry pieces are made to order and properly hallmarked for metal type and stamped for authenticity.