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Operculum Necklace
Operculum Necklace

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Price: $48.00

Product Code: 6982

Marquis shaped Asia, it is known as "Shiva's Eye" and it is believed to have protective properties benefiting the wearer.  The operculum is not a part of the mollusk in the shell or even the shell itself;  it is actually produce by a separate organ located on the animal's foot.  The opercula of some species are secreted spirally, with new material being deposited on the edge only, and the operculum slowly rotating on the disc as it grows.  They are found discarded on the beaches.
  • Shells are approximately 3/4" in diameter
  • Set in Sterling Silver
  • Each side of the shell is visible
  • Chain is 16" box chain

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