Shell Jewelry of Andaman and Nicobar islands

The Andaman and Nicobar islands can be considered to be the Hawaii of India. The archipelago of Islands is not only a home to a variety of flare, fauna and beaches but also renowned for it handicrafts like palm mats, shell work and wood craft. I remember going to islands for a visit with my grandparents,  as a nine year old girl. One of the most striking memories was at the emporium , where I got see a variety of exquisite shell jewelry.

For jewelry lovers, the shell accessories of Andaman and Nicobar islands is a great buy. Andaman is home to a variety of shells such turbo, Nautilius ,Murex and scallopandaman-nautilus


The shells are used to make jewelry items like rings, necklace, bangle, bracelets and earrings.

DSCN4846 Below are a few look s you can try out with some of these intricate shell trinkets:

The Casual Friday work look:

For a casual Friday look go white or off white oval shaped shell danglers teamed with a nice polka dot top and semi formal contrasting trousers. You can pair this with classic black pumps, a silk scarf and a thin red belt as shown in the picture to add a pop of color.


The Party look:

Want to create a statement , and be striking from amongst the crowd or off shoulder cocktail dresses and solid hued garments, try a  well fitted dresses with an ethnic print. This can vary from straight cuts to asymmetric cuts depending on your body type. Complete your look with Andaman’s long conch shell earrings or a cut out shell dangler pair. You can wear heals that match the colors of the garment’s print.

Also a silk scarf is recommended if the party is a little more towards the formal side.


The all day look:

Have meetings, an evening dinner and then an after party to attend, go for a colored blazer such as that of turquoise or see green, theme it with a contrasting colored printed dress. Adorn yourself either with a shell jewelry set or a bracelet with earrings. Go for wedge heels of a color that matches with that of the dress. You can also go for matching sunglasses, to give the right panache to the get up.



Hopefully with these styling tips, you would like to get an inclination to explore more styles of shell jewelry. The shell Jewelry of Andaman’s is available in the city of Portblair, probably a good beach fashion destination for many of you.




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