This is a one of a kind, timeless and beautiful gift.
Hand carved from the shell of the Northern Quahog, WAMPUM is made from one of the hardest and most beautiful shells in the world: the Northern Quahog, a clam found along the New England coast.
Every single piece shows a unique and natural beauty. The most beautiful pattern emerges from the white and purple layers of the shell. Fun fact! Only a small percentage of Wampum shells have deep layers of purple and are thick enough to make beads and jewelry-stones (cabochons).
Hand cut and hand assembled, it takes considerable time to gather and sort available shells to accumulate a considerable amount of colorful, usable, thick, quality pieces. Rare and hard to get, makes these pieces even more valuable.