GOLD CLOISONNE ENAMEL NECKLACE “NAUTILUS”
Set in 14k Gold
1.5″ x .75″
Nautilus is a part of custom enamel pendants collection made by Patsy Croft – owner of Alohi Lani Designs and a teacher of Cloisonne arts. Patsy uses unique jewelry designs for each of the products in this shop – feel free to check out rest of the custom enamel pendants or Patsy`s collection of custom enamel earrings for sale.
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The Nautilus cloisonné enamel jewel I have created here is from my love of our oceans. Another interesting and complex creature populating the the beautiful very deep blue waters.
The “tentacles” of the nautiluses are actually cirri (singular: cirrus) composed of long, soft, flexible appendages which are retractable into corresponding hardened sheaths. While other cephalopods have either eight or ten tentacles, nautiluses have a varying number that ranges up to 90.
The animal can withdraw completely into its shell and close the opening with a leathery hood formed from two specially folded tentacles. Read more about the very interesting nautilus here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nautilus
The custom enamel pendant has two sides. A cloisonné side of the jewel that representation of the inside spiral of this beautiful shell. While the opposite side shows the exterior shape of it’s shell with small piercings allows the wearer to view the matte white outer layer the nautilus.
The jewel set in 14k gold is accented with a pink fresh water pearl.