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ANTIQUE VINTAGE SEASHELL JEWELRY 1930s - 1940s

ANTIQUE VINTAGE SEASHELL JEWELRY 1930s - 1940s
Antique seashell jewelry from the 1930s and 1940s! American GIs brought these treasured jewelry pieces home to their sweethearts from exotic Pacific Rim and Asian ports during pre-World War II and during the World War II years. This valuable collection has existed and has been meticulously preserved in an estate in California for over 60 years until it recently joined my own seashell collection. Antique seashell leis, bracelets, earrings and broaches are included in this fabulous collection. The shells come in every color of the rainbow, with some of the antique findings (lei and bracelet clasps, clip-on earrings, etc) being a piece of art in themselves!

I will be adding to this page daily, some pieces will be the original jewelry designs, such as sets including leis and earrings, bracelets, etc. Some of the pieces I will add Hawaiian Sunrise Shell centerpieces to, to give a mix of days of old and new. This will be a fascinating collection of antique jewelry with many different designs to choose from, I hope you enjoy! If you are a fan of Vintage jewelry you have found a page to keep an eye on!

* This collection would be of special interest to movie costume designers for use as period pieces!

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Antique Teal Shell Lei Necklace & Copper Screw Back Earrings Set
Own a piece of history with this beautiful antique teal colored Trochus Shell lei necklace and earrings set. The matching pair of screw back earrings are copper findings as is the chain and clasp on the necklace! The lei necklace is 16 inches in length and can be worn up to 3 inches shorter by clasping the copper chain tighter. This vintage seashell jewelry set is of the early 1940s WWII era. A beautiful set of Polynesian seashell jewelry with so much history, and quite the unique conversation piece! A great addition to any antique shells jewelry collection.

Rare antique seashells jewelry designs presented by MonicaByTheShore, of Haleiwa, North Shore Oahu, Hawaii.

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$200.00
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Antique Iridescent Pearl Colored 3 Piece Set Shell Lei, Cuff Bracelet and Earrings
Own a piece of history with this antique iridescent pearl colored Trochus Shell three piece set which includes a 24 inch lei (shown in photo as to be worn doubled), a three strand cuff bracelet, and a matching pair of screw back earrings. This vintage seashell jewelry set is of the 1940s WWII era and is in perfect, pristine condition. This elegant set is worthy of being a museum piece. A gorgeous set of Polynesian jewelry with so much history, and quite the conversation piece! Wear these shells on a cruise, to a special celebration event or an intimate evening out on the town and be assured no one else will have the same accessories!

Rare antique seashell jewelry designs presented by MonicaByTheShore, with Aloha on Oahu's North Shore.

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$275.00
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Antique Royal Blue Shell Lei Necklace & Bracelet Set
Own a piece of history with this antique, beautifully colored royal blue Trochus Shell lei necklace and bracelet set. The matching bracelet has two Cowrie Shells at the clasp. The lei necklace is a total of 32 inches in length. This vintage seashell jewelry set is of the 1940s WWII era. A beautiful set of Polynesian jewelry with so much history, and quite the conversation piece! A great addition to any vintage jewelry collection and a gorgeous accessory to wear in your aloha wear fashion wardrobe.

Rare antique seashells jewelry designs presented by MonicaByTheShore, of Haleiwa, North Shore Oahu, Hawaii.

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$200.00
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Antique Chartreuse Green Shell Lei Necklace & Crescent Shaped Clip Earrings Set
Own a piece of history with this antique chartreuse green colored Trochus Shell lei necklace and earrings set (lei necklace is shown in photo as to be worn doubled). The matching pair of clip back earrings are crescent shaped and have silver clips. The lei necklace is a total of 48 inches in length and can be worn as a long single strand of shells or doubled as shown in photo. This vintage seashell jewelry set is of the 1940s WWII era. A beautiful set of Polynesian seashell jewelry with so much history, and quite the conversation piece! A great addition to any vintage jewelry collection.

Rare antique seashells jewelry designs presented by MonicaByTheShore, of Haleiwa, North Shore Oahu, Hawaii.

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$200.00
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Antique Aqua Shell Lei Necklace & Copper Clip Earrings Set
Own a piece of history with this antique aqua colored Trochus Shell lei necklace and earrings set (lei necklace is shown in photo as to be worn doubled). The matching pair of clip back earrings have copper findings and are marked ITALY! The lei necklace is a total of 44 inches in length and can be worn as a long single strand of shells or doubled as shown in photo. This vintage seashell jewelry set is of the 1940s WWII era. A beautiful set of Polynesian jewelry with so much history, and quite the conversation piece! A great addition to any vintage jewelry collection.

Rare antique seashells jewelry designs presented by MonicaByTheShore, of Haleiwa, North Shore Oahu, Hawaii.

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$200.00
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Antique Pink Shell Lei with Hawaiian Sunrise Shell Centerpiece
Own a piece of history with this antique light pink Trochus Shell lei, combined with a current day Hawaiian Sunrise Shell! The lei measures 18 inches in length with the Sunrise Shell centerpiece measuring 1 1/2 inches. This lei is of the 1940s WWII era and is in perfect, pristine condition, as is the Sunrise Shell. A stunning piece of jewelry with history, quite the conversation piece!

An original Sunrise Shell jewelry creation by MonicaByTheShore of Haleiwa, Hawaii. Hand crafted rare antique seashell designs incorporated into the design, hand made with Aloha on Oahu's North Shore.

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Antique Aqua, Light Green & Teal 3 Strand Shell Lei Necklace
Own a piece of history with this antique tri colored aqua, light green and teal Trochus Shell lei. Pre Art Deco design, this vintage seashell jewelry set is of the 1940s era and is in perfect, pristine condition. The three separate strands of shells are graduated and measure 20, 22 and 24 inches. The filigree clasp finding finishes off this beautifully colored piece of Polynesian jewelry.

Rare antique seashell jewelry designs presented by MonicaByTheShore, with Aloha on Oahu's North Shore.

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Antique Koa Wood Seeds & Light Green Trochus Shell Lei Necklace
Own a piece of history with this antique Koa Wood Seeds and light green Trochus Shell lei necklace. This vintage seashell jewelry is of the late 1940s era and is in perfect, pristine condition. The lei necklace measures 32 inches in length. Earth tones of green shells and brown seeds create a beautiful blend of colors in this exceptional piece of Polynesian jewelry.

Rare antique seashell jewelry designs presented by MonicaByTheShore, with Aloha on the North Shore of Oahu, Haleiwa, Hawaii.

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$150.00
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Antique Aqua Shell & Hawaiian Sunrise Shell Lei Necklace
Own a piece of history with this antique aqua Trochus Shell lei necklace, combined with a current day Hawaiian Sunrise Shell! The lei measures 17 inches in length with the Sunrise Shell centerpiece measuring 1 1/4 inches. This lei necklace is of the 1940s WWII era and is in perfect condition, as is the pristine bright yellow and white Sunrise Shell. A stunning piece of seashell jewelry with history, vintage Hawaiiana at it's best!

An original Sunrise Shells jewelry creation by MonicaByTheShore of Haleiwa, on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

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$300.00
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Antique Deep Purple Shell Lei Necklace
Own a piece of history with this antique, beautifully colored deep purple Trochus Shell lei necklace. If you love the color purple this is the perfect statement piece for you! The lei necklace is a total of 42 inches in length, it is shown as to be worn doubled in this photo. This vintage seashell jewelry is of the 1940s WWII era. A beautiful piece of Polynesian jewelry with so much history, and quite the conversation piece! A great addition to any vintage jewelry collection and a gorgeous accessory to wear in your aloha wear fashion wardrobe.

Rare antique seashells jewelry designs presented by MonicaByTheShore, of Haleiwa, North Shore Oahu, Hawaii.

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$180.00
VintagePurpleShellLei
Antique Burnt Orange Shell Lei Necklace & Bracelet with Cowrie Shells
Own a piece of history with this antique, beautifully colored burnt orange Trochus Shell lei necklace and bracelet set. The necklace and the matching bracelet have two Cowrie Shells at the clasp. The lei necklace is a total of 46 inches in length and is shown doubled in this photo. This vintage seashell jewelry set is of the 1940s WWII era. A beautiful set of Polynesian jewelry with so much history, and quite the conversation piece! A great addition to any vintage jewelry collection and a gorgeous accessory to wear in your aloha wear fashion wardrobe.

Rare antique seashells jewelry designs presented by MonicaByTheShore, of Haleiwa, North Shore Oahu, Hawaii.

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$200.00
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Vintage 10 Strand Tahitan Mongo Shell Lei Necklace
Vintage 10 Strand Tahitian Mongo Shell lei necklace. These Mongo Shells are natural, undyed colors of grays, black and white. The 10 strands are accented with a black ribbon bow at the back. World War II era and in perfect, pristine condition. The lei necklace measures 36 inches in length. This style of lei was typically worn for special occasions, important ceremonies such as for a wedding, and also for Hula dancing. An exceptional piece of Polynesian seashell jewelry.

Rare antique seashells jewelry designs presented by MonicaByTheShore, with Aloha on the North Shore of Oahu, Haleiwa, Hawaii.

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$150.00
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Vintage Multi Color 3 Strand Shell Lei Necklace
Own a piece of history with this antique multi colored 3 strand Trochus Shell lei necklace. Pre Art Deco design, this vintage shell jewelry set is of the 1940s WW2 era and is in perfect, pristine condition. This is actually two necklaces shown together, one is 30 inches, the other is 50 inches in length to be worn doubled. What a fun, colorful piece of Polynesian jewelry! Shells of every color of the rainbow!

Rare antique seashells jewelry designs presented by MonicaByTheShore, with Aloha from Haleiwa North Shore, Oahu.

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$200.00
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