This kingfisher brooch has been inlaid with yellow and blue Paua shell which gives it a lovely shiny effect when it catches the light.
Paua shell is well known for its gorgeous purple, blue and green colourings. The shell is unique to New Zealand's coastlines and is popular with jewellery makers and often referred to as the Sea Opal. The Paua Shell is sustainable sourced.
The brooch measures 55mm. The jewellery is plated with rhodium amalgam which is hard wearing and hypoallergenic and the base metal is zinc.
The brooch comes in a turquoise Tide Jewellery presentation box, making it ideal as a gift.