Bahamas – Taking our Paua Shell Jewellery to the world
The Bahamas is a coral-based archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. It is comprised of 700 islands and over 2,000 rocks and cays, sprinkled over 100,000 square miles of ocean. The archipelago is an ecological oasis, boasting the clearest water on the planet. (You can see as far as 200 feet!!) The northernmost, Grand Bahama, and Paradise Island, are home to many large-scale hotels, and among the best known Islands.
Scuba diving and snorkelling sites include the massive Andros Barrier Reef, Thunder ball Grotto (used in James Bond films) and the black-coral gardens off Bimini.
Even the most experienced explorers have gotten lost the abundant natural beauty of the Bahamas. For centuries, these islands captivated settlers, traders and invaders, while their shipping channel enchanted pirates who quickly discovered all of the great hiding places. To this day, there are still tales of treasure. However, the real treasure is the people. Bahamians may live for today, but they never forget our past.
Being such a gorgeous idyllic place to be – the Bahamas is renowned for the “treasures” found on beachcombing hunts. And as such an avid beachcomber myself I would love to be able to go there one day and experience this for myself. One shell in particular found in abundance in the Bahamas is the conch shell and so of course a popular unique piece of New Zealand Jewellery here is:
GCH17 Conch Shell Charm
Seashells have a long history of magical uses, as they were associated with the powers of various sea gods and goddesses of different cultures.