Red Spiny Oyster Shell Dangle Earrings by Louise Joe, Navajo

$98.00

Double Loop Red Spiny Oyster Shell Dangle Earrings

Details:
Artist: Louise Joe, Navajo
Length: 2 1/2" long + 1/2" hook - 3" long overall
Width: 1 1/2" wide at widest
Materials: Spiny Oyster Shell & sterling silver hook
Condition: New

What is Spiny Oyster Shell?

The material called, "Spiny Oyster," used by Native American artists to make inlays in fine jewelry, comes from the shell of the bivalve mossusk, Spondylus varius. The genus' scientific name, "Spondylus,'' means "spines in its back."

The most commonly used colors include orange, reds, and purples and may include distinct striations and color variations. 

In the American Oceans, the Spiny Oyster occurs along the North American coasts, as far north as North Carolina, on the Atlantic Coast, and northwestern Mexico, on the Pacific Coast. It develops in waters to South America. The Orange Spiny Oyster occurs in shallow to moderately deep waters, where snorkelers and scuba divers readily harvest them. Purple Spiny Oysters grow in deeper water, making them more difficult to find and harvest.

$98.00

Double Loop Red Spiny Oyster Shell Dangle Earrings

Details:
Artist: Louise Joe, Navajo
Length: 2 1/2" long + 1/2" hook - 3" long overall
Width: 1 1/2" wide at widest
Materials: Spiny Oyster Shell & sterling silver hook
Condition: New

What is Spiny Oyster Shell?

The material called, "Spiny Oyster," used by Native American artists to make inlays in fine jewelry, comes from the shell of the bivalve mossusk, Spondylus varius. The genus' scientific name, "Spondylus,'' means "spines in its back."

The most commonly used colors include orange, reds, and purples and may include distinct striations and color variations. 

In the American Oceans, the Spiny Oyster occurs along the North American coasts, as far north as North Carolina, on the Atlantic Coast, and northwestern Mexico, on the Pacific Coast. It develops in waters to South America. The Orange Spiny Oyster occurs in shallow to moderately deep waters, where snorkelers and scuba divers readily harvest them. Purple Spiny Oysters grow in deeper water, making them more difficult to find and harvest.

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