Anomiidae is a family of saltwater clams, marine bivalve mollusks related to scallops and oysters. The family is known by several common names including jingle shells, saddle oysters and mermaid’s toenails. They have extremely thin, translucent, paper like shells and the shell follows the shape of the object it lies on, usually a rock or another large shell. As well as decorative uses as in lampshades and wind chimes, they are also used in the manufacture of chalk, paint and shellac.
Materials: The Jingle Shells necklace is cast in bronze and either plated with 24ct gold over silver plate or plated with 925 silver and accented with apatite beads.
Measures: 17" - 18" L (adjustable)