This sweet necklace has as its focus a petite pendant of beautiful Spiny Oyster shell with Sterling silver. It is strung with 82 six millimeter Heishi beads of natural sea sediment Jasper and 80 three millimeter Sterling silver round beads. The necklace is 18-1/2 inches end to end, including the Sterling silver hook clasp.
Is it important to know how many beads were used to create a piece of jewelry? Not really. I just threw that in as a piece of trivia. You may be interested to know, however, that spiny oyster comes from the shell of the spondylus varius bivalve mollusk, which is found in the warmer waters of most of the oceans of the world. It is sometimes found as 50 meters deep, and since harvesting is done by hand by divers, it is labor-intensive and therefore expensive. You probably already know that spiny oyster is favored by Native American jewelry artisans, most often in its two primary colors of orange and purple.
I have listed the necklace as unisex because it can be worn by either sex. Well, I guess that's what is called "stating the obvious," isn't it! After all, that is what unisex means. Sometimes my brain fogs over. It's not too foggy, however, to remember to thank you for coming to my shop. Thank you. The information provided above comes to you free of charge. The necklace does not (smile).