These Groatie Buckie drop earrings in classic 9ct yellow gold feature a northern cowrie shell delicately dropping from golden ball posts. Each shell measures approximately 6mm by 8mm, and the earrings have an overall drop of 15mm.
The strong tides of the Pentland Firth guard many natural treasures. Fishermen occasionally discover one of these treasures, the elusive Groatie Buckie (northern cowrie shell), when hauling in their creels. These small, intriguing shells are said to bring good luck and can be found on the beaches of Caithness, Orkney and Shetland.