Sand Dollar Shell Necklace

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Sand Dollar Shell Necklace

42.50

Also known as the sand-cake, cake-urchin, inflated sea-biscuit and pansy shell, the sand-dollar is a type of urchin. It is said that Christ left the sand dollar as a symbol to help the evangelists teach the faith. The five holes commemorate the five wounds of Christ, while at the center on one side blooms the Easter lily, and at the lily's heart the star of Bethlehem. The Christmas poinsettia is etched on the other side, a reminder of Christ's birth. According to this legend, if you break the centre, five white doves will be released to spread good will and peace. These are often difficult to find as you need to break open the sand dollar, so not something to try with one a lovely silver ones! In fact these 'doves' are the 5 jaws of the sand dollar, joined together in a circle, which, when broken apart, become individual dove-shaped pieces. Also said to be mermaid's coins, whatever you believe, with their stunning central flower motif they make a beautiful and highly unusual necklace. Please note the sand dollar necklace is made with the chain threaded through the actual shell so sits slightly differently to our other pendants. Measure approximately 2.8cm high.

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Please remember with all measurements, they are approximate and will vary slightly. Also, although some of them may sound alarmingly large, these measurements are taken by placing the item on a ruler and measuring from the furthest two points so the actual form of the piece will appear more wearable and smaller than these measurements may imply.

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