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Wai Momi Necklace ~ Ombre

Wai Momi Necklace ~ Ombre

Regular price $220.00 USD
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The Wai Momi Necklace gets its name from the famous bay found on the south side of Oahu. This bay was once renowned for its wealth of pearl producing oysters and was known by ancient Hawaiian as "Wai Momi," which translates to "water of pearls." We of course know it for different reasons and by a slightly different name: Pearl Harbor.

The Wai Momi Necklace design is ALL about the gorgeous center pearl. And THIS Cherry Chocolate Edison Pearl is BEYOND STUNNING. It is a beautiful specimen with warm golden iridescent glow.

This incredible pearl inspired me to create a natural "puka ombre" with cinnamon buns at the center, transitioning to perfect white pukas at either end. Twelve pukas create the ombre (24 all together) which doesn't sound like a lot of pukas...but finding that perfect dozen is not easy. Choosing for size, shape AND color can leave you looking for a needle in a haystack, so to speak. I look forward to sharing this piece with that person who is crazy about the natural puka ombre just like I am!

This princess style necklace sits delicately around the collar bone and is a flattering length for all shapes, sizes and necklines. It is also possible to wear this necklace at a shorter length to accommodate a higher neckline. Play around with the closure or message me for ideas ;)

The beautiful shell ombre (shombre??) is strung on hand twisted 4 ply rope (made from flat waxed polyester thread) in a medium-dark brown shade of walnut.

The secure and easy to use toggle closure is made with a sliding pearl and a puka. Just slide the pearl to open or close the loop and slip the puka in or out.

If you decide to wear your necklace at a shorter length, recenter your pukas by moving them one by one along the cord. The outside pukas are meant to hold their place and are drilled with a smaller hole. Therefore they will be the most "stubborn" to move. Apply firm pressure to move them slowly. Don't worry, the necklace is made to handle the abuse!

Details & Dimensions

18 inches end to end

17 inches max adjustment

3.25 inches of strung shell

Pukas range from 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch

25 pukas total including closure

Fresh water pearl and puka closure

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