Purple Spiny Oyster Shell Post Earrings FJE2976
Lush, rich purple Spiny Oyster Shell set in sterling post earrings with high-polish beaded wire and sterling backing. Elegant Southwest style by Navajo silversmith Charmayne Charley.
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.
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