Complimentary Orange Spiny Oyster and Campitos Turquoise Dangle Earrings. Stone: These earring feature bright orange spiny oyster stones that are handcut and all natural. The turquoise came from the Campitos Mine. Spiny Oyster is often used by Native American artists to make inlays or cabochon setting in fine jewelry. It comes from the shell of the bivalve mollusk, Spondylus varius.
The scientific name, "Spondylus" in latin, it means spines on its back. It is also known as Thorny Oyster, Spiny Oyster, Spondylus, and Spondylid. The soft and juicy interior of Spondylus is edible, so the Spiny Oyster's valued for its hard, outer shell as well as its interior meat. Despite its name contain "oyster", the Spiny Oyster is much more closer relatit ve of scallop tham oyster.The most commonly used Spondylus shell colors include orange, reds, and purples and may include distinct striations and color variations. One also finds pink, red, brown, yellow, orange, and white on the market. The Yellow Spiny Oyster's especially rare. Artist: Michael Calladitto Our Philosophy: We choose every piece of jewelry based on the value of the stone. Unlike most of the Turquoise on the market, the stone has to be high quality (not stabilized, not color treated and not reconstituted).
We also love jewelry with unique character and great craftsmanship. What this means is that you are getting jewelry that is a showstopper and not to mention a great investment. If you love this piece of jewelry but the price is a bit out of your budget, feel free to message me and I'll do my best to work something out with you.Although I go out of my way to make my pictures as clear as possible, they can differ slightly from the actual items depending on which type of computer monitor you have. I want you to enjoy your Toqos jewelry 100%. All I ask for is that you send the item back in its original condition within that time frame. If you're unsure how to care for your jewelry, wonder if it's the right fit or have any other questions, don't hesitate to message me. The item "Complimentary Orange Spiny Oyster and Campitos Turquoise Dangle Earrings" is in sale since Monday, July 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Earrings". The seller is "toqos-gallery" and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.