Abalone Inlay Earrings

$ 18.00

Abalone Inlay Earrings

Choice  of two different patterns:

Abalone: These beautiful Earrings are made with MOP shell and a small circle of Abalone. 

Operculum:   These beautiful Earrings are made with Cowrie shell, Abalone and a small circle of an operculum.

Measurements when hanging: Approx. 2"


Aba our an Operculum Shell:

The operculum is attached to the upper surface of the foot and in its most complete state, it serves as a sort of "trapdoor" to close the aperture of the shell when the soft parts of the animal are retracted. The shape of the operculum varies greatly from one family of gastropods to another.

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