Sterling Silver Tiny Shells Ear Cuffs
$75.00 – $79.00
You’ll love the fine detail of these Sterling Silver Tiny Shells Ear Cuffs. Intricate ridges follow the curve of each shell in perfect unison, like the waves on the sea. Our shells are a more sustainable choice to jewelry made with real shells; more than just pretty baubles, mollusks play in important an ecological role as food, platforms for algae, water cleaners, and much more. Their empty shells also provide a scarce resource for hermit crabs. By finding a shell naturally empty we minimize waste, and by only taking one we allow the others to be used and the rest to become sand.
Cowries are coveted around the world, both in ancient cultures as money and adornment, and by collectors and ocean lovers in modern day. This particular diminutive, ridged cowry is actually a type of Allied Cowry, also called a trivia shell, and is a close relative of cowries. Amazingly, these little shells are full adult size! Trivias like these are found in a number of places around the world, including Hawaii; Hawaiian trivias only reach a maximum size of 5mm.
These little sea snails are a kind of turban shell, and are a common sight around the world. Maybe it’s because of its ubiquity that we always get a thrill out of their perfect little spirals! They come in a range of beautiful multicoloured shades, but after they’re tumbled in the sand, the outer layer of color is removed and they end up beautifully pure white.