With a nod to ancient reliquaries and personal talisman, this totem pays homage to the life of the sea. Having found a small crab claw on the beach long ago, I drew the small “gem” and encased it under a watch crystal, and set it with a bezel of gold. I then cast the claw and recreated it in yellow gold, which hangs from the bottom of the piece and is removable and wearable as a small charm. The entire piece can be worn on the body or hung on the wall as a testament to the life of the ocean. Measures 5 in. Long by 3.5 in. wide. Hand-carved African zebra wood, silver, gold, and watch crystal. Price upon request.