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Wampum is a Native American term for “trade”, and was originally used by natives for both trade and ceremonial purposes.Originally made by the Wampanoag Indians in what is now known as the New England area of the United States, Wampum was made in the form of beads carved from the purple sections of the Quahog shell. The Quahog is a type of large clam found in numerous bays along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, from as far north as Canada to as far south as areas of Florida.Today, while it is no longer accepted as currency, Wampum is said to bring the owner good luck in financial matters, making it both beautiful and valuable.Wampum jewelry is not just beautiful but also durable and easy to care for. The shells have a natural shine which is brought out through repeated sanding’s rather than coating the pieces with varnish. This means there is nothing to wear off, so the pieces should retain their natural shine.Should you find that your Wampum is losing its lustre, the simple truth is that it is probably becoming coated with dirt or oils from your skin, the air, and the environment. To bring your piece back to its true shine, you can either wash it gently with a mild dish soap or hand soap, or buff with a sterling silver polishing cloth.
Our flagship store is located in the Bayers Lake Business Park.
We have a smaller store at 5527 Young Street, Halifax in the historic Hydrostone Market.
Bayers Lake Flagship Store Address
Unit 21, 201 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax Nova Scotia, B3S1C8