Nursehound Shark Earrings (drop or stud)


These Shark Earrings were made to accompany my Mermaid’s Purse Pendant, as they are the same baby shark that sits inside the pendant. These earrings feature a left and right shark, and are available as stud or drop earrings.

I am fortunate to live on the Kent coast where, occasionally , I stumble upon a discarded mermaid’s purse on the beach. They are so marvellous that I struggle to not bring each one home with me.

My jewellery is handcrafted in wax from photographs, then cast using the lost wax technique.


Inspiration for my Nursehound Shark Earrings:

These mini Shark Earrings are modelled on the Nursehound Catshark (also known as the large-spotted dogfish, greater spotted dogfish or bull huss) and are available as drop or stud earrings.They were originally modelled to sit inside my Mermaid’s Purse Pendant – as I couldn’t imagine this pendant working without the magic of the baby shark inside it.

I don’t know whether it is the name or the fabulous form – but a Mermaid’s Purse Pendant was one of my earliest designs in my jewellery design sketchbook. I love the simplicity of the wonderfully smooth case, complemented by the mass of curly tendrils coming off all corners. And more than anything, I love the fact that it is a real egg, with a real baby shark encased within. In fact, if you google mermaid’s purse, you can find some very cool photos where you can see the shark still within the egg.

Surprisingly, it was also one of the last sketches from my book to make it into a finished piece. For me it had to be perfect – and that necessitated a wait until I felt I had the skills to do it justice. Finally in 2021 I decided to make a range of sea creature jewellery and the mermaid’s purse had to be the centrepiece of the collection. So I finally pushed myself to complete the pendant and, happily a whole school of sharks accompanied it. These are the earring versions and they also exist as mini pendants, lapel pins, cufflinks (to order), charms…

For more information about Nursehound Catsharks visit the Wildlife Trust here or Planet Shark Divers here.


Sterling Silver

Hallmarked or Makers Mark:

Makers’ Mark


The small turtle measures 20mm x 20mm x 5mm approx.

Shipping information

Free UK delivery.

I send all items by registered mail to ensure that they are delivered safely.

Order leadtimes

I aim to keep a small stock of each item, including popular sizes, at all times. Should an item be out of stock or made to order, order leadtime is normally 3-4 weeks.

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