As a resident of Pawleys Island, SC, John Henry Whitmire's Treasures of the Sea Collection was inspired by the breathtaking beaches he calls home. Starting his collection in 1975 with the Sand Dollar Pendant, he has since expanded the assortments to offer a large variety of shells and sea creatures that represent what we all love about going to the beach -- the sun, sand and sea life. Every piece within the Treasures of the Sea Collection is delicately designed and custom handcrafted into sterling silver jewelry. The collection has been an area favorite on South Carolina's Grand Strand for years, with collectors spanning all 50 states and more than 20 foreign countries. Hopefully it will be in your collection soon!