Timeless Shell Jewellery

Shell BraceletHumans have been producing and adorning themselves with jewellery for a long time.  In fact, 100,000 year-old beads made from Nassarius Snail shells are thought to be the oldest known jewellery. These ancient shells can be found in The Natural History Museum. 

The Nassarius shell looks like a beautifully textured oval bead. Vestiges of red ochre and holes in unnatural places suggested that the fossilized shells were strung on string or other fibrous material to form a necklace.

Nice to see that even today, we have beautiful shell jewellery available in all shapes and colours and that maybe in a further 100,000  years time, Historians will be writing about them too.

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