Antique South Chinese Half-Shell Pendant with Pyrene Sea Snails

Antique South Chinese half-shell pendant (2.5 x 2”) once worn as an ear ornament, paired for bold graphic effect with miniature black and white natural Pyrene sea snails from the Indian Ocean, complemented by Nepali Cankh shell beads. To wear convertibly either at full length (18.5”+ pendant), or with the shell pulled through a loop of doubled strands, creating a shorter and and even more striking neckline statement.