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 necklace is cast in bronze and plated with 24ct. gold over silver plate.
Measures: 18″ – 21″ L (adjustable)