Renell Perry, Navajo - Sterling Silver
We include at no extra charge a timepiece with plain white face and battery (timepiece is not sterling silver nor Native American made).
Adjusts from 6" to 7 1/2".
Paula says - "You are buying two link watch tips. A classy and versatile adjustable bracelet with eight Spiny Oyster cabochons.
"The term Watch Tips refers to the Native American made decorative panels or links that connect to the timepiece. The timepiece is not sterling silver nor Native American made. It is included with the tips as a convenience so you can wear the watch tips right away. It can be replaced if you so choose."
What is Spiny Oyster?
Spiny oyster, not surprisingly, is an oyster that is covered with spines. Like coral or mother-of-pearl, the shell of spiny oyster is considered an organic gemstone. The portion of the shell used to make jewelry is aragonite, which consists of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Aragonite has the same chemical formula as calcite. Spiny oysters are found along the Atlantic coast of Baja California and Baja Mexico. Common colors vary from orange, found in shallow waters, to red and purple from deeper waters. The shell is also found in white, yellow, pink and brown. Polished shell has definite striations and color variation. Red spiny oyster has been used as a subsititute for coral.