Wild and Fine (Jessica Hickman-Woolcott) Gold Vermeil Conch Shell earrings 22 x 23 mm, 1.8 mm round wire.
Our love of English Literature means that no one can mention ‘conch’ without making us think of William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies. On the face of it this is not the most auspicious connection for these earrings (anyone who has read the book will know it is not the most flattering portrayal of human nature). However, we cannot blame the humble conch for what transpired. In fact, it is a symbol of unity, democracy, structure, and civility in the book, bringing the characters together until it is destroyed. If you value manners and fair play or need a little bit of good luck for a public speaking event, these are the earrings for you.