Splash Collection | Rare Bermuda Shell Ornament / Pendant
When inspiration struck in September, Alexandra spent time at BUEI in the Jack Lightbourn Shell Room sketching and learning about Mr. Lighbourn’s prolific collection. She chose the murex shell called Pterynotus Lightbourni as her favourite, without knowing it was also Jack’s favourite.
“The staff at BUEI welcomed me into their gorgeous shell exhibit, and also down into their education rooms, where I could examine, measure and marvel at shells you don’t often see washed up on the beach,” says Alexandra.
“We were delighted when Alexandra reached out to BUEI to get inspiration for her Rare Bermuda Shell collection. Our Jack Lightbourn Shell room, with over 1200 shells, is a very popular exhibit at BUEI and there are many fascinating stories contained inside each mollusk!” said BUEI Marketing Manager, Belinda Barbieri. She continued, “Jack will drop by or very kindly meet with groups at our request, and visitors are always delighted at the opportunity to meet and hear first-hand from the collector.”
Alexandra’s design process involves the ancient technique of lost wax casting; she first hand carves her designs in wax and then casts them in silver in limited numbers.
The result is a beautifully crafted ornament/pendant cast in Sterling silver, featuring pink sand and offset with a hand-torn silk chiffon ribbon or with an Omega chain. Alexandra Mosher’s “Rare Bermuda Shell” ornament/pendant will put a Bermudian touch on your collection.
Hanging from the chain the shell measures 7cm tall by 4.5cm wide.
Click here to read the Royal Gazette Article by Sarah Lagan. Royal Gazette photos courtesy of Nicola Muirhead.
We ship exclusively via FedEx
Why? Because we had several parcel post goodies get lost in the Triangle last summer. It was as if we were sending out messages in bottles... we were never quite sure if they would make it and a handful never did! SOS.
FedEx makes us feel like the world is a little smaller. Like you're a little closer to this little mid-Atlantic rock.
FedEx delights us by getting you your sparkly things super fast. Usually in just 2-3 business days from when we send it (plus 4-7 days for us to make it, bringing it you in 6-10 days from when you order it). Each package is fully trackable and insured. Their service is reliable and they're generally quite chipper.
Because shipping rates from Bermuda can be a little scary, we devised a plan. Outgoing Fedex shipments actually cost us between $40 and $95, but we want give you a break on shipping, and this is how:
Customs And Import Duties Information
All of our shipments originate in Bermuda, meaning you may be subject to import charges into your country. Alexandra does not collect the applicable VAT, administrative fees, duties and/or taxes at the time of purchase and you may receive an additional charge for import duties/taxes/clearance into your country.
For more information regarding your country’s custom policies, please contact your local customs office.
Please also see our No Hassle Returns and Exchanges info!
Handmade Especially for You
Please remember that Alexandra's designs are handmade, and although we have some extra stock, most often we make your piece to order. Giving each piece such care and attention can take up to 7 business days before shipping - so please plan accordingly.
If you need your piece sooner than the estimated total 10 days for production and shipping, please send us a message and we'll do our best to scurry.