Sterling Silver 'Prosperity' Large Pendant (Ghana)

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ITEM#: 14513362

This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

By Joycelyn Sena Zigah, this handcrafted pendant depicts a cowrie shell in gleaming sterling silver. 'Cowrie once was money and should be worn as such, an emblem of prosperity,' the Ghanaian designer says.

Product Features:
  • Metal: Sterling silver
  • Finish: High polish
  • Clasp Connector
  • Metal weight: 1.3 grams
  • Dimensions: 20 mm wide x 36 mm long

Story Behind the Art:
'My name, Sena, means 'bringing heaven to earth' in the language of the Ewe people of Ghana,' says Joycelyn Sena Zigah. 'My parents had to travel miles for me to be born, so my mother has considered me special after that experience. My mother traded in earrings, necklaces and beads so I naturally followed up. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in art, with a major in metal design and fabrication. It has been a challenge working in a male-dominated field, fortunately I am one tough cookie so I don't get pushed over easily.'

What is Worldstock?

The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.


All weights and measurements are approximate and may vary slightly from the listed information.

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Metal Sterling Silver
Type Pendant
Stone No Stone
Gender Female
Worldstock Country Ghana
Dimensions 20 mm wide x 36 mm long
Materials Sterling silver
Model Number 196142

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