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Sea and Nature Inspired Jewelry

Updated on June 10, 2014
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Ms. Vincent is an M.B.A graduate, Business Consultant and health, wellness & natural healing enthusiast, who reads a lot on those subjects.

Jewelry - Colours, Creatures, Flowers of the Sea and Land

There's something magical and soothing about the sea and nature that inspires jewellers to make jewelry that mimics fish, sea creatures, flowers, insects, plants and animals.

Maybe it's the sound of waves washing up on the shore or receding from the shoreline.

Maybe it's the reflection of the blue skies on a sunny day in the waters that give it that calming blue colour or the refreshing green and brown of nature.

Or the magical and bright colours of the flowers, underwater fish and sea creatures that conjure up feelings of peace and happiness? Or an attempt to play "creator" as they patiently shape the delicate identifying features and complete with colour from a gem or precious metal.

Now take your love of the sea and nature wherever you wish with these beautiful pieces of jewellery inspired by the colours and forms of the sea and nature. Sea and nature inspired jewelry made from Swarovski Crystal, Gold, White Gold, Silver, Gold-filled or fashion jewelry.

And before you leave, I will share with you some simple jewellery cleaning tips so your jewellery can last you a lifetime and beyond.

Image Credit: Silver & Blue Opal Nautical Starfish Pendant at AMAZON

SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL Jewelry - Flowers in Swarovski Crystal!

For many, crystal is a precious gem which symbolizes light, purity and innocence. Swarovski Crystal is one of the most world renowned brands of crystal and is well known because of its precision cuts, clarity, and sparkle.

STERLING SILVER Jewelry

Silver is associated with mental, physical and emotional cleansing, since it is said to draw out negative energy and replace it with positive energy. Silver also has soothing and calming properties and is said to enhance speech and public speaking.

GOLD FILLED Jewelry - Tortoise Shell, Sea Snake, Dolphin & Rainbow Colours!

Gold-filled jewelry is comprised of a solid layer of gold that is bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as copper or brass. The gold is placed over these base metals to give the appearance of solid gold. Gold-filled jewellery is, surprisingly, very durable and can last up to 30 years; depending on the manufacturer.

Double Happiness Jewelry "Sea Crystal" Beach Jewel Crystal Gold-Filled Top Wrapped Earrings
Double Happiness Jewelry "Sea Crystal" Beach Jewel Crystal Gold-Filled Top Wrapped Earrings

This delightful mix of raindrop colours really feels like a DOUBLE light.

 
Devon Leigh Tortoise Shell in 24k Gold Foil Earrings
Devon Leigh Tortoise Shell in 24k Gold Foil Earrings

A beautiful combination of sea colours and natural material.

 

WHITE GOLD Jewelry - The Lily & the Turtle!

White gold is produced by mixing yellow gold with other metals such as silver, nickel, zinc and copper. The mix of yellow gold to other metals is about 75% yellow gold to 25% other metals. The introduction of these other metals gives white gold its whitish hue.

GOLD Jewelry

Gold is a precious metal which, in previous centuries, was associated with royalty, wisdom and power. Today, although the price of gold is still high, more people can access gold and it is still recognized as a symbol of wealth, prosperity, good health and success.

FASHION & COSTUME Jewelry

Since fashion or costume jewelry does not usually contain a significant amount of precious metal, what is most important when choosing costume or fashion jewellery is style, colour and your mood - red for energy, yellow for fun, green for nature, white for purity, purple for royalty, blue for tranquillity or brown, if you're in a rustic mood.

JEWELRY CLEANING TIPS

The process for cleaning your crystal, silver, yellow gold, white gold and gold plated jewellery is the same and very easy. To clean any of the afore-mentioned types of jewelry, you will need to do the following:

1. Place the pieces of jewellery to be cleaned in a bowl or container.

2. Mix some mild detergent and a teaspoon of baking soda in some lukewarm water.

3. Pour the lukewarm mixture into the bowl or container with the jewelry.

4. Leave it soaking in the mixture for about 30 minutes in order to loosen dirt and grime.

5. Use a soft brittle toothbrush to gently brush away any visible dirt and grime.

6. Rinse the jewellery in clean room temperature water.

7. Pat the jewelry dry with a soft cloth until all the water has been removed from the jewellery

8. Place the jewellery on soft tissue or cloth and let it air dry for about 30 minutes to ensure that all moisture is removed.

The process for cleaning Costume or Fashion Jewelry is slightly different. DO NOT soak your costume or fashion jewellery in water. Try to use as little water as possible since this tends to "turn" the colour of the jewelry. Firstly, use a toothpick to remove visible dirt and grime. Then use a soft damp cloth or a damp soft brittle toothbrush to gently rub away dirt and restore shine. Finally, use a soft dry cloth to dry the jewellery and ensure that all moisture has been removed.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Ibidii: I am happy they still have the starfish earrings. I am sure that the pendants are a temporary stock out issue. Glad you loved all the jewelry. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Ibidii 3 years ago

      I love the starfish pendant, they are out of stock june 10, 2014. They do have the earrings in the starfish! I love the butterfly, but prefer turquoise color rather than green. All very lovely!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @ecogranny: I'll take that as a compliment from someone whose not fussy about jewellery (jewelry) :) Have a blessed week and thanks for visiting.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Donna Cook: Aren't they just lovely! Glad you liked my lens! Best wishes with your Etsy shop. Have a blessed week and thanks for visiting.

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      Generally, except for my wedding band, I wear no jewelry but those gold-tone-over-silver leaf earrings are awfully pretty.

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      Donna Cook 3 years ago

      Beautiful lens! Love jewelry so much that I started an Etsy shop to sell it! I particularly love Swarovski crystals and pearls.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @VioletteRose LM: Thanks VioletteRose. Have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @junecampbell: Then just have your pick, nightcats! :) Yes, the sea is very inspiring for me as well. Have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @KimGiancaterino: Thanks KimGiancaterino! Coral is really pretty! Thanks for visiting and sharing your taste in jewellery. Have a blessed week.

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      VioletteRose LM 3 years ago

      Wow they all look so pretty :)

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      June Campbell 3 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      I love anything related to the sea.I don't wear a lot of jewelery, but I always wear earrings. This is a great lens. I would love some of the sea-inspired pieces here.

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      Angela F 3 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Lovely selections

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      KimGiancaterino 3 years ago

      I love sea-inspired jewelry, especially coral which I wore almost daily while in college. I have several different colors of coral -- red, white, black, blue. You've assembled quite a collection here!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Zeross4: Thanks DaisyDixon for visiting. I am glad that as a lover of things inspired by nture, you liked my nautre inspired jewelry and cleaning tips. Have a blessed weekend.

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      Renee Dixon 3 years ago from Kentucky

      I love anything inspired by nature and found all of this nature inspired jewelry to be quite beautiful. I really liked the shamrock necklaces! What a perfect addition the cleaning tips were as well, wonderfully done!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @aesta1: Thanks for visiting and sharing your love of nature designed jewelry, aesta1!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @gardeningchoice: I have a friend who also loves white gold. Thanks for visiting and sharing your jewelry preference, gardeningchoice.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Snakesmum: Not wishful thinking at all, Snakesmum. You can buy it for yourself or give your family and friends a hint :) Thanks for visiting and sharing and i am glad you liked the pieces that I chose.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Donallphin: Then you know what to get her for her birthday or anniversary, Donallphin. Hint. Hint. :)) Thanks for visiting and sharing.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love nature designs in jewelry.

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      gardeningchoice 4 years ago

      White gold all the way!

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      Jean DAndrea 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      So many beautiful pieces! I really love those snake earrings though......wishful thinking.

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      Donallphin 4 years ago

      My wife would love any of your suggestions. Great lens! Thanks

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      pretyfunky 4 years ago

      Beautiful lens...

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      pretyfunky 4 years ago

      Beautiful lens...

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Jo-Jackson: Thanks for the vist and compliment on my Purple Star AussieWriter! Have a blessed week.

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      Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

      Lovely selection and well worth a purple star.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Thamisgith: Thanks for the compliment and visit Thamisgith.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @coolmon2009 lm: Glad you liked them coolmon2009. Thanks for visiting.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @coolmon2009 lm: Glad you liked them entetrix. Thanks for visiting.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @entetrix: Glad you liked them entetrix. Thanks for visiting.

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      Thamisgith 4 years ago

      I like the starfish in your intro best - and the others are all pretty neat as well!

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      coolmon2009 lm 4 years ago

      Beautiful selection of jewelry

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      entetrix 4 years ago

      I really, really love this kind of jewellry.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @halloweenprops: Thanks halloweenprops. Glad you liked them.

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      halloweenprops 4 years ago

      This collection of sea inspired jewelry is beautiful!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @NibsyNell: Thanks NibsyNell.

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      NibsyNell 4 years ago

      So beautiful! :)

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @randomthings lm: Thanks for the visit and compliment on my jewellery lens. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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      randomthings lm 4 years ago

      Very beautiful jewelry

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @wecomparebooks: Thanks for the visit and compliment wecomparebooks. It is not a typo error. That is the British spelling of your American 'jewelry'.

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      wecomparebooks 4 years ago

      Very cool lens! Oh and there is a typo in the comments description

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @getmoreinfo: Thanks getmore info! Glad you liked my selections. Have a blessed week.

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      This sea and nature inspired jewelry is so beautiful, I love finding unique fashion accessories, thanks for the great selection. Stay Blessed!

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @anonymous: Thanks for visiting and complimenting my lens gfxcasa.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very good written information.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @Elsie Hagley: Thanks kiwinana71 for visiting, sharing, complimenting and BLESSING my lens.

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      I have always loved jewelry, but I do not wear it these days.You have done a great job, thanks for sharing. Blessed.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @chinchilla-cages: I love starfishes also chinchilla-cages. Glad you liked my jewelry selection and thanks for visiting and sharing your jewelry likes.

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      chinchilla-cages 5 years ago

      Always fascinated by stafish! Great selection!

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @Gypzeerose: Then you have great taste bloomingrose! :) I love the sea too. Thanks for the visit.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Loved what you found here. But then again, I just love the ocean.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @evannecarter: Glad you found the info useful Evanne and thanks for visiting and sharing about your jewellery class.

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      evannecarter 5 years ago

      Thanks for the info. Just taken my first jewellery class this summer. Lots of interesting things I am learning about the craft

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @nickybutler: Thanks for visiting and complimenting my jewellery choices. I love the sea and nature.

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      nickybutler 5 years ago

      Absolutely beautiful jewellery! Love the nature theme, the starfish stuff is gorgeous.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @TolovajWordsmith: Thanks Tolovaj for visiting and complimenting my lens.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      See is endless source of inspiration. This lens is perfect example. Thumbs up!

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @anonymous: Thanks karmicchristian. Have a blessed week.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Really cool jewelry selections you have here...

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @WriterJanis2: Thanks WriterJanis. As always, I appreciate the visit.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      You have a stunning assortment here.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @DesignSpace: Thanks for visiting and complimenting my lens InformationBubble

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      DesignSpace 5 years ago

      These are beautiful! Great lens!

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @anonymous: Thanks marusab.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Those pieces are amazing. I love all of them.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @LittleLindaPinda: Thanks LittleLindaPinda for visiting. I am happy you liked my jewelry collection.

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      Very pretty selection of jewelry. Interesting foot jewelry

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @mariaamoroso: Well you're like me then Irenemaria. I cannot wear costume jewelry because i get a rash in the first instance and I have it on my ear then it gets a sore. Thanks for visiting and sharing.

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      irenemaria 5 years ago from Sweden

      Stirling silver is a must for me. I have bad nickel allergy. Made a lens about it too.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @sukkran trichy: Thanks sukkran for your visit and glowing comments on my lens presentation. I really love the sea and nature so that's my inspiration.

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      wow. lovely designs, unique collection. well presented lens.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @LynetteBell: I feel the same way SoundFinance. Thanks for visiting and sharing.

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      LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      I like to wear jewellery when I go out but not around home.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @CruiseReady: That's a fact CruiseReady. Jewellery does help to dress up your look. Thanks for visiting and sharing. Have a blessed weekend.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @Camden1: Aren't they neat and lovely! I agree with Camden. Thanks for visiting.

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      I don't wear jewelry nearly as often as I should... but I really feel much more 'dressed' when I do.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      I love the starfish earrings!

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @JoshK47: Thanks for visiting and placing the 1st comment Josh. have a blessed weekend.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      How lovely!