This Operculum Shell pendant is gorgeous way to carry a piece of the the ocean with you wherever you go. It is a component of a very unique type of Sea Snail's shell. The operculum is located across the opening of the shell, so that when the snail retracts its body inside, the “trapdoor” closes as a protective barrier against predators. Which is why we believe it to be symbolic of protection and immunity.
Operculum shells are oval in shape and have a white, bone/ivory-like surface with an embedded dark spiral line. This particular pendant is double sided, having the spiral design on the one side, and an earthy, shiny mound that closely resembles what some believe to be a Cat's eye on the other.
These hook earrings are available in solid Sterling Silver, and are decorated with Operculum Shells found in the region of Coral Bay, Ningaloo Reef, Australia. They are delivered in our signature Ocean Alchemy pouch.
Pendant Weight: 2.5g
Pendant Dimensions: 2cm (L) X 1.5cm (W)
Necklace Length: 40cm