Lotus Arts de Vivre found this rare genuine ‘Giant Clam Shell’ and gilded it with 24K gold leaves. It was further embellished with Sterling Silver Swan whose eyes are set with black Agate. This magnificient & pretty piece brings beauty to a home, and is perfect for flower arrangement.
Sourced from Indonesia, this species of shell is the largest of all clams and the rarest to find. Some of these shells could grow to more than one meter of length and reach 50-70 kgs in weight, and it takes the shell upto 100 years to grow this large. Giant clam shells were also used to make Jewelry and Home Décor.
Spiritually, the Swan is the carrier bird of Brahma, the Hamsa and a precious mythological bird of good luck. It symbolizes grace, beauty, love, trust, and loyalty and linked to inner beauty and self-love. A pair of swans represent soul mates for life. In various other cultures its totem varies – In Chinese mythology, the swan is a symbol of yang and considered a solar bird; In Ancient Greece, the swan stood for the soul and was linked to Apollo, the god of the Sun; Christians believe the swan to be a symbol of grace and purity.
After sourcing the clam shells, this piece took over 2 months to produce with over 9 designers and craftsmen involved at various stages.
Product Care : Clean with soft brush. For silver decoration part, wipe gently with silver cleaning glove or using cotton balls dab with silver cleaning solution
Size: 70(W) x 84(L) x 71.5(H) cms.
Weight: 50 kgs.