Sometimes all you need is a pop a red! This beautiful red/orange Spiny Oyster shell just pos in these great Spiny Oyster Post earrings.
These cute post earrings are minimal yet offer more than the lovely, high-grade stone. Textured and patinaed one by one they have a perfect balance of modern and rustic. All traditional silversmithing is done in my Kensington, MD studio
8mm Stone - Spiny Oyster Shell
.925 Sterling Silver - 10mm disc
Spiny Oyster was used by Native American artists to make inlays in fine jewelry. It comes from the shell of the bivalve mollusk, Spondylus various. Like many other bivalve mollusks, the soft, meaty interior of Spondylus is edible, so the Spiny Oyster’s valued for its hard, outer shell as well as its interior meat. Despite its name, the Spiny Oyster’s much more closely related to the scallop than to the true oyster.
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