Turquoise, Spiny Oyster Shell & Onyx Inlay Cuff FJB2932
Stunning inlay cuff with Sonoran Turquoise, Spiny Oyster Shell and Onyx. Handmade by Sharon Gray of New Mexico.
Authentic Handmade Native American Jewelry
SPINY OYSTER SHELL Spiny Oyster Shell is often inlaid or used as cabochons in Southwest style jewelry. The color combination of Spiny Oyster and turquoise is as old as the human love for adornment. Coming all the way from the Sea of Cortez in Mexico, Spiny Oyster Shell is most commonly seen in orange, red and purple. The more strident the color, the more expensive the shell is. Red and purple shells are found at much greater depth than the brilliant oranges and are rare and more expensive.
ONYX has long been used for carving and jewelry. Onyx is a favored stone often seen in Native American inlay work, or as cabochons or beads.
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