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Maruvian Woman Necklace with Shells, by Dianne Quarle

Maruvian Woman Necklace with Shells, by Dianne Quarle


The hand sculpted face of a young Black woman is surrounded with polymer cowrie shells representing wealth and prosperity. the polymer clay necklace is made of howelite and mother of pearl beads accented with black and white polymer beads.


24" length with lobster claw clasp.


The Story: The word "Maruva" comes from the initials of 4 generations of creative Black women including Dianne's great grandmother who escaped from slavery.


After noting the lack of images of Black women in jewelry, Dianne created the Maruvian Women series of beautifully sculpted faces of Black women set into necklaces. The face of a beautiful Black woman is created with polymer clay and set onto an elegant necklace.  She is proud of her African heritage, loves her beautiful features and is Unapologetically Black. 


Hand crafted by Dianne of DQ Designs. Wear this stunning necklace or hang it as wall art.





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