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Purple Spine Oyster Shell Oval | 16x10x6 | Purple Orange | 6 Bead(s)
Purple Spine Oyster Shell Oval | 16x10x6 | Purple Orange | 6 Bead(s)
Purple Spine Oyster Shell Oval | 16x10x6 | Purple Orange | 6 Bead(s)
Purple Spine Oyster Shell Oval | 16x10x6 | Purple Orange | 6 Bead(s)
Purple Spine Oyster Shell Oval | 16x10x6 | Purple Orange | 6 Bead(s)
Purple Spine Oyster Shell Oval | 16x10x6 | Purple Orange | 6 Bead(s)
Purple Spine Oyster Shell Oval | 16x10x6 | Purple Orange | 6 Bead(s)
Purple Spine Oyster Shell Oval | 16x10x6 | Purple Orange | 6 Bead(s)
Purple Spine Oyster Shell Oval | 16x10x6 | Purple Orange | 6 Bead(s)
Purple Spine Oyster Shell Oval | 16x10x6 | Purple Orange | 6 Bead(s)
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Purple Spine Oyster Shell Oval | 16x10x6 | Purple Orange | 6 Bead(s)

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Purple Orange Purple Spine Oyster Shell Oval Beads for Jewelry Making.

Great for earrings.

The shells of the Spiny Oyster are rare finds and are especially treasured by Native American Indian artists for their beautiful red, pink, brown, yellow, orange, purple, and white colors. Many Zuni artists started creating with Spiny Oyster once Coral was endangered and unable to be mined. Orange spiny oyster can range in color from yellow to orange to red. This orange spiny oyster is the more common variety, it is found at mid to low ocean depths so snorkelers and scuba divers can easily get to it. Purple spiny oyster AKA "deep purple" spiny oyster is much harder to harvest because of the ocean depth in which it is found. This makes purple spiny oyster rarer and often harder to find.In the ancient cultures that inhabited the American Southwest, Central America, and South America, the spiny oyster served many important purposes. Besides a source of nourishment, most of these cultures attributed a religious or ceremonial value to spondylus. Some cultures also used them as currency.Inca referred to spiny oyster as mullu and used the shell as an offering for rain and good harvests during the spring. The importance of this shell was so great that there was a unique role in their society based around the mollusk. This class of person was to ensure that adequate supplies of spondylus were available at all times to Inca temples.

Quantity: 6 Bead(s)
Material Type: Purple Spine Oyster Shell
Size: 16x10x6
Hole Size: 0.7mm
Color: Purple Orange
Legend: Prosperity, Channeling, Stress Relief
Origin: Gulf of California

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