The pleasures of midnight are yours. Deep blue sodalite gems set in sterling silver ring this handcrafted Peruvian necklace. Sodalite is a royal blue mineral, sometimes including white calcite. It is similar in color to lapis lazuli, and is used as an ornamental gemstone in jewelry-making. Sodalite ranges from opaque to transparent.
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.
Hazy blue of the southern ocean imbues this Filipino necklace. Dyed capiz shell medallions, from Saffy Handicrafts. Capiz is the thin, off-white shell of the windowpane oyster. Artisans first wash and soak After the shells have dried, they are cut into shapes. A wire edge and a shiny coat of varnish complete this labor intensive process.
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