Arrow design inlay spiny oyster shell pendant- SR 2204
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Navajo artist James Lee has crafted a beautiful pendant. The silver setting resembles an arrow. His use of bright orange spiny oyster shell is a perfect contrast to the polished silver setting. Measuring only 1"1/2 x 3/4, this is a small pendant. Signed by the artist. Navajo artist James Lee handcrafted pendant Spiny Oyster Shell (orange colors) Living Spondylus shells are, indeed, very spiny, but the polished product looks very smooth the most used Spondylid Bivalve 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. In the American Oceans, the Spondylids occur along the North American coasts, as far north as North Carolina, on the Atlantic Coast, and northwestern Mexico, on the Pacific Coast. It develops in waters to South America. The Orange Spiny Oyster occurs in shallow to moderately deep waters, where snorkelers and scuba divers readily harvest them. Purple Spiny Oysters grow in deeper water, making them more difficult to find and harvest.