Heart shaped ring w/purple spiny oyster shell-SWS 267
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Handcrafted by renown Navajo artist Sunshine Reeves. His work is known for detailed stamping designs. The rings shank shows these details. The heart shaped shell measures 1" x 1". This is a striking ring and coloring of the purple spiny oyster shell is beautiful. NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED RING BY ARTIST SUNSHINE REEVES Spiny Oyster Shell : 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.