Custom Cut Polished and Wire Wrapped Spiny Oyster Copper & Turquoise Set: Earrings, Necklace/Pendant/Slide/Enhancer Sterling Silver .935 Size: Necklace/Pendant 2 1/8 x 3/4 or 53mm x 19mm Earrings 1 5/16 × 9/16 or 34 mm x 14 mm
Showcasing immense beauty and marvel, the spiny oysters are one of the oldest jewelry options used by the Southwest Native Americans. Harvested from the Gulf of California, these stunning oyster shells are known for their infinite beauty and allure all across the globe. When combined with other gemstones like Arizona Turquoise, the spiny oyster shells look even more charismatic than before! The Spiny Oyster Arizona Turquoise jewelry is a great combo of spiny oysters and Arizona turquoise. The Arizona Turquoise is called so because it comes from the famous Arizona mines (Bisbee & Kingman). The Spiny Oysters are also known as spondylids, spondylus, and thorny oysters. Spiny oyster shells contain bivalve mollusks. While these mollusks are eaten in many parts of the world, the spiny oyster shell is used as a supreme and matchless jewelry inlay option. The shell comes with a natural hinge and is used in various ways for jewelry purposes. The Arizona Turquoise coming from Kingman mine has very fine veins which are nearly invisible while those that come from the Bisbee mine have brown matrix upon their surface.