Stone Types: Spiny Oyster Heart
Total Long: 1 1/2"
Total Weight: 6.3 grams (including gemstone & silver)
Setting Metal: 925 Solid Sterling Silver
Chain: 925 Sterling Silver 20-24" long. ( Choose Length from drop down box)
Come with Jewelry Gift Box and information card about Spiny Oyster. Makes a nice gift.
A bit About the Spiny Oyster:
Scientifically called Spondylus, spiny oysters are members of a super-family that includes scallops. While they are not, in fact, true oysters, they do hold a lot of the oysters characteristics, such as their ability to adhere themselves to rocks in a cement-like fashion. Spiny oysters also have the same physical attributes as oysters, with two-part shells that are hinged together with a ball and socket design; their singular characteristic is their sharp, pointy outer shells, covered in spikes. To the common man, these incredible creatures are known as thorny oysters, or more commonly, spiny oysters. They are found primarily in the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez, off the coast of Baja California.
While there are some rarer colors to be found, the mainstays are reds, oranges and purples; these are the natural colors of the shells and are not enhanced by jewelers in any way. Spiny oysters develop these vibrant colors because of their differing diets; seaweed and various forms of plankton produce strikingly different colors when eaten! Generally, the more vibrant the hue, the more valuable the piece of shell, or jewelry in our case. Only the inside edge of the shell develops this deep color, while the rest remains white, making it even harder to create larger spiny oyster jewelry pieces.
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Jan 26, 2019
Giddy! I just received my pendant necklace and it's just as gorgeous as it is in the photo! The colors are stunning and the quality of the silver is perfect. I am so happy with this and have worn it 2 of the past 3 days. People stop to ask me what the stone is and I love to explain it. Thank you so much!! :)
Dec 13, 2018
Beautiful stone-terrific silver work-nicely packaged-quickly shipped-very pleased with purchase-thank you!