What's the number one thing everyone brings back as a souvenir from their vacation? If shells aren't the top choice, they are a good second. There's something about seashells that mesmerizes even people who live their lives near the beach or by the ocean. That's why many like to decorate their homes with shells or, better yet, wear them as jewelry. To save your precious time, we have compiled a list of the nine most beautiful popular seashell necklaces we could find.
Seashells aren't just another piece of nature existing amongst us. Their unique aesthetic has helped shape our culture, from buildings to jewelry. The shells found both in the ocean and land are created by creatures called mollusks. And there are approximately 50,000 different marine mollusks that all produce different-looking shells.
As for jewelry, the beautiful aesthetic of seashells makes them perfect for personal, feminine styles. In fact, a seashell is often associated with love, fertility, and relaxation. The most prevalent shell necklaces feature the most well-known or even classic seashells like the cowrie, scallop, and conch shells.
To help you find a design that suits you best, we have compiled a list of nine of the most popular seashell necklaces, each more beautiful than the other. So, if you're looking to find a stunning necklace that elevates your natural beauty and relaxes your mind, this article is the best place to be.
Without further ado, let's get to it!
1. Ammonite fossil shell necklace
DETAILS: REAL FOSSIL SHELL • 100 MILLION YEARS OLD • WATERPROOF
Starting the list is this stunning ammonite fossil shell necklace. If you want to feel grounded and close to nature, what's better than a real fossil shell as a necklace. This necklace showcases a cut and polished ammonite fossil shell that lived in Madagascar in the Cretaceous period approximately 100 million years ago. Ammonite fossil shell necklace, €49.95 EUR.
2. Scallop seashell necklace
DETAILS: STAINLESS STEEL • NATURAL SCALLOP SEASHELL • WATERPROOF
Another gorgeous shell is the scallop. Although it's one of the most common seashell types in the world, it's also one of the most easily recognized symbols of relaxation, freedom, and happiness. This necklace showcases a white scallop seashell pendant with gold trim around its edges. The scallop seashell is a natural shell, covered in a protective coating and fortified with gold-toned stainless steel edges. Scallop seashell necklace, €34.95 EUR.
3. Gold conch shell necklace
DETAILS: STAINLESS STEEL • REALISTIC SHELL DESIGN • WATERPROOF
When visiting a beach in the tropic, a conch shell is one of the most commonly seen shells. They are typical souvenirs among tourists, so many bring a few shells home to remind them of their successful vacation. The conch seen on this necklace is a gold-toned, realistic shell that looks great by itself and when combined with other jewelry pieces. It is guaranteed to complement your natural beauty anywhere you go. Gold conch seashell necklace, €38.95 EUR.
4. Cowrie shell choker necklace
DETAILS: NATURAL COWRIE SHELLS • ADJUSTABLE ROPE • WATERPROOF
Coming in fourth on the list is this famous vsco shell necklace that gained considerable attention in 2020. It utilizes a classic rope with natural cowrie shells attached to it. The necklace comes in a choker length that is adjustable from a tight collar to a princess fit. The piece is a very popular addition to relaxed summer styles. Cowrie shell choker necklace, €20.95 EUR.
5. Layered seashell necklace
DETAILS: STAINLESS STEEL • NATURAL & REALISTIC SHELLS • WATERPROOF
The gold layered seashell necklace is just what you need: three layers of gold chain and white and gold cowrie shell pendants. It features one standard cowrie shell, one with gold trim around its edges, and one made entirely of gold-toned stainless steel. All layers connect to a single clasp, making the necklace quick and easy to handle. Layered seashell necklace, €34.95 EUR.
6. Starfish & seashell necklace
DETAILS: STERLING SILVER • INCLUDES A NACRE INLAY • WATERPROOF
Perhaps the cutest necklace on this list is this sterling silver piece featuring a starfish and a seashell. While the starfish is decorated with white cubic zirconia, the seashell has its center made from nacre, also known as mother of pearl, the inner lining of a natural shell. It's a cute, timeless design that reminds you of the ocean and its beauty. Silver starfish & seashell necklace, €60.95 EUR. The design is also available in rose gold.
7. Golded cowrie shell necklace
DETAILS: STAINLESS STEEL • NATURAL COWRIE SHELL • WATERPROOF
A simple cowrie shell necklace with gold trim around the shell looks very elegant. The creamy white cowrie brings a natural touch to the necklace, while the golden stainless steel trim and chain complete the gorgeous look. The shell on this necklace is quite large, so it's also a lovely centerpiece for more formal outfits. Golded natural cowrie shell necklace, €32.95 EUR.
8. Gold scallop shell necklace
DETAILS: STAINLESS STEEL • REALISTIC DESIGN • WATERPROOF
Similar to the necklace features higher up on this list, this one also features a scallop seashell. Only this is entirely made from gold-toned stainless steel, so it isn't as delicate as the other. If you want a seashell necklace that lasts exceptionally well in daily use, a solid stainless steel piece like this one is a perfect choice. Gold scallop seashell necklace, €36.95 EUR.
9. Silver seashell charm necklace
DETAILS: STERLING SILVER • BLUE ZIRCONIA • WATERPROOF
Here's a necklace that manages to be playful and elegant simultaneously. It showcases a total of five charms; three scallop seashell charms and two blue zirconia charms, and the chain itself is made from polished sterling silver. The necklace takes your mind on a relaxing vacation collecting seashells from white sand with its joyful ocean theme. Sterling silver seashell charm necklace, €65.95 EUR.
Bonus: Shell pearl necklace
DETAILS: MADE ENTIRELY FROM NACRE • 5MM PEARLS • WATERPROOF
As a bonus, we've included this beautiful shell pearl necklace. The pearls on this piece are made entirely out of mother of pearl, also known as nacre. Shell pearls are more durable than natural pearls, almost equally beautiful with their iridescent surface, and significantly more affordable. 5mm shell pearl necklace, €64.95 EUR. The same design is also available with 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm pearls.
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