Anomiidae go by several names, among them jingle shells, saddle oysters and Mermaid’s Toenails. These are extremely thin, translucent paper-like shells. The shell itself follows the shape of the object it lays on, usually a rock or the large shell of another creature. While the meat inside is basically inedible, there are industrial uses such as the manufacture of glue, paint and shellac.
Materials: The Petite La Mer earrings are cast in bronze and plated with 24ct. gold over silver plate and accented with apatite beads. The wires are 925 silver.
Measures: 1" L x 0.75" W