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Sterling silver purple paua earrings
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Sterling silver purple paua earrings

Cylinder tubes filled with deep purple paua shell
NZ $59.00

Why was the colour purple only intended for royalty?

  • Hundreds of years ago when purple dye was invented, it was so expensive to make that only the elite could afford to have their clothes made with it, so it became synonymous with having great wealth, which was usually the royal family. Queen Elizabeth 1 actually forbade anyone not closely connected with royalty to wear it!
  • It quickly became a symbol of power and wealth 
  • Luckily for us, in the late 1800's a chemist accidentally created a synthetic purple which reduced the cost dramatically and made this sumptuous colour available to all
Thankfully we can all enjoy wearing purple now, and there's nothing like adding a touch of purple to your day than popping on a pair of sumptuous purple earrings.

These extraordinary cylindrical purple paua shell earrings are brand new to our range and we only have a couple of pairs in stock, so if you fancy them, don't delay as I don't think they will be around for long.

The earrings are made from the finest sterling silver and have been hallmarked (stamped) with 925 the internationally recognised symbol for sterling silver on the bottom of the cylinder. The cylinder is packed with purple dyed NZ paua shell which, as the sun or light catches it, shows the patterns of the shell in the earrings.

Buy sterling silver purple earrings online with confidence:  

  • 14 day money back guarantee
  • Bubble wrapped, couriered in a branded gift box
  • Gift wrapping and card available FREE of charge
  • FREE delivery via courier within NZ
  • 365 day guarantee for workmanship
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  • Auckland family jewellers with over 25 years experience

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