First unique use of historic Tabby architecture since the 16th century...
Tabby Shell Jewelry was inspired by the beautiful historical "Tabby Ruins' found throughout the South East Coast. Tabby, also known as coastal concrete, is made from a mixture of lime, sand, water and oyster shells. Tabby's origins are uncertain; however there is evidence that North African Moors brought a predecessor form of tabby to Spain. It has been used by the Spanish settlers in present-day North Carolina and Florida in the 16th Century and then by the British in coastal South Carolina and Georgia around 1700. Built by the enslaved Africans, these endangered architectural structures have withstood the test time. Tabby Shell Jewelry is sourced and designed locally in Beaufort, SC, believed to have the largest number of tabby ruins in the United States. Native Gullah artisans Sonja Griffin Evans and local tradesman Kevrin Simmons, specializing in tabby shell for over 30 years, custom designs each one of a kind handmade tabby pendants, paired with precious metals, is a beautiful tribute bringing together the amazing architecture and natural beauty of the ‘Tabby Ruins’ into wearable art.
Tabby Shell Bangle Cuff
This exquisite handcrafted Tabby Shell and Sterling Silver piece was inspired by the historic Tabby architecture along the South East Coast. A simple but elegant piece to add a touch of uniqueness to any wardrobe.
Regular Price: $175.00
Introductory Price: $145.00