The Marianne Necklace
Handmade in the Philippines
Seashells are one of our most ancient decorations and their earliest uses were as necklaces or pendants. People still use them this way today, and artisans who make jewelry using seashells find their inspiration in nature. They have long been worn as beads and have also been combined with gemstones and metals in many different cultures. This type of jewel is adored around the world because shells are completely natural and each one is slightly different, with unique markings or other patterns making for wonderful design items.
Remember that the seashell is less robust than some gemstones and therefore might not be suitable for daily use. To keep your jewelry looking great, a simple care routine is all that is required. Regularly wipe the shell with a soft 100% cotton cloth; this will help to keep it free from dust and dirt that may spoil its shine. Avoid getting hairspray or perfume on it and please don't ever wear your jewelry in a mineral spa - it will turn black.
The Voyage Collection
Princesse Décadente believes objects with past lives have a certain depth that can be felt and shared. Every jewel and accessory has its own story, and if you listen closely enough it will tell you of the hands that held it and those which lovingly created it. Princesse Décadente loves traveling and celebrating the cultural diversity of communities around the world, where artisans incorporate traditional craft methods into stylish, unique products that protect their cultural heritage and allow us to enjoy the skill and beauty of their expertise. The Voyage Collection is the result of the countless trips taken by Princesse Décadente all over the world. Here, she brings you a selection of the treasures she found and fell in love with during her travels.