Heritage Necklace

Editor's Note

Drawing inspiration from her tropical roots, Sydney Ziems creates statement jewelry reflecting her personal exploration into stories forgotten to capitalism and westernization.

Handcrafted in her Brooklyn studio, this 'Heritage' necklace features black enamel cowrie shells with 24k gold plated trim delicately linked together with  ethically sourced 14k gold filled findings.

This necklace is an ode to founder Sydney Ziems' african heritage. In African legend, a love of cowrie shells shows that you could be family to an ocean spirit of wealth and earth. It also represents the Goddess of protection in the ocean. In Africa, and in the Americas, the cowrie symbolized destiny and prosperity. Also thought of as the mouth of Orisha. 


Product Details
  • Lobster clasp
  • Extender chain for multiple lengths
  • Composition: ethically sourced black enamel cowrie shells, 24k gold plated trim, 14k gold filled links
  • Handmade to order in NYC
  • This item will be shipped in 2-4 weeks

Materials are one-of-a-kind, so the individual components of an earring may vary slightly in size and shape, subtle variations in color and shape make every piece unique.

Product Code PSRPJ130139

Size & Fit
This item's approximate measurements are:
  • Length:  18 in.
About the Brand

Serendipitous Project is committed to providing a variety of handmade and unique slow fashion jewelry with a purpose. Each piece is designed and created especially for women who want to express their voice and their style through accessories that inspires them, and everyone else around them. Their success is built on a set of solid values such as design, sustainability, and a getting powerful, timeless message across our society.

Pieces are handmade-to-order by jeweler, Sydney Ziems, from sustainably sourced, natural materials using zero-waste production methods in Brooklyn, New York. Each season, the brand donates a percentage of the proceeds from one item in their collection to a mission aligned charity/organization.

Constantly striving to do better, the brand is actively working towards achieving a net zero carbon footprint and develop opportunities for community development through its operations.

Shipping & Returns

This item is returnable within 14 days for a full refund.

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