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Sterling Silver Chain Necklace with Graduated Spiny Oyster 21"
~ Native American Jewelry
~Our pilgrimage to the reservations
Audrey and Karl have been personally visiting the Navajo Reservation for almost 3 decades. They meet with Native American artists and as jewelers themselves they hand pick and inspect each piece to make sure the stones and craftsmanship are only of the finest level for their clients. Art gallery H prides it’s self on offering the highest quality jewelry which is always a cut above and individually signed by the artist.
Taking care of your jewelry: This piece of sterling silver jewelry is oxidized high polished and not sealed. It will naturally patina over time which gives it a duller sheen. If you want more of the high polished look we recommend our Jewelry Polishing Cloth in accessories.
The spiny oyster , otherwise known as spondylus, is a large family of mollusks. They are sometimes also known as thorny oyster or spondylids. A bivalve mollusk, the animal is encased in a hinged shell composed of two parts. ... Both are harvested for their shells for use in jewelry and lapidary purposes. The shells of the spiny oyster are rare finds and are especially treasured by Native American Indian artists for their beautiful red, pink, brown, yellow, orange, purple, and white colors. It is very rare to have purely Yellow spines oyster beads.
Spiny Oyster Shells help to bring about a sense of strength and survival, especially for those in domestic abuse or traumatic situations. Often times, we feel as if we have had our insides pulled out to be used by another, only to have the shell (our body) tossed out in the trash pile. It is often difficult to put the pieces back together or to even have the courage to try at all! Spiny Oyster Shells represent hope and courage and a reminder of how important you are! You deserve to grow and thrive too.
WHERE IT’S FROM
Spiny oyster can be found in a variety of shades ranging from yellow, orange, red and purple. The Atlantic thorny oyster is found in the western Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico where it is found at depths between 9 and 45 meters. The spiny oyster, otherwise known as spondylus, is a large family of mollusks.