Large Navajo cluster ring w/ spiny oyster shell- Bil 484
Navajo handcrafted cluster style ring. Set in solid sterling silver with 12 individually cut orange spiny oyster shells. Measuring 2″ x 1″. This is a large ring and is a great fit for your index or middle fingers. Stamped by the artist “LY”. The simple 1/2 round spit wire shank is easily sized. Please select yours when ordering.
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Large Navajo cluster ring w/ spiny oyster shell- Bil 484 Details
Navajo handcrafted cluster ring with orange spiny oyster shell
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.