A unusual Victorian era Operculum shell necklace and clip earrings set,.
A typical early 20th century design of festooned gold toned chain embellished with five large operculum cabochons.
The clip earrings measure 1 inch across and the necklace is 19 inches around.The clasp is trombone style which is typical to the era.
Often referred to as Cats Eye or Shiva's Eye ,the shells are the trap door part of the Pacific Turban Snail.
Prized by the Victorian ladies as it was said to bring good luck and ward off evil spirits,
Naturally colored with rich green,creamy gold and brown.
A lovely and rare piece of antique jewelry.
Excellent condition for the age.
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