Deep purple spondylus shell pendant. Held by smooth sterling silver ovals, handcrafted from finely twisted silver wire. The shells of spondylus mollusks (thorny oysters), harvested from the ocean floor off Ecuador and Peru, have been used since pre-Columbian times. In ancient times spondylus was used for art, religious offerings and currency. Today this purple to red shell is used to create beautiful jewelry.
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