They are casted from shell fragments. I collected these shells after shoulder surgery this year. The ocean has given me a lot of love and healing this year. These were made in ode to the sea, to remember this time in my life, when the water held me up while I was down.
Once the shells are cast they are coated in a layer of high quality 14k gold which is a thicker gold plate than the industry standard. Once the studs are plated, a protective finish is added to prolong the life of your jewelry.