As uniquely charming as the great American Southwest itself, this colorful bypass ring of sterling silver and natural spiny oyster shell is a stylish wonder. This one-of-a-kind piece features round and teardrop-shaped cabochons of purple, red and orange spiny oyster shell bezel set into an intricate twisted-rope design of sterling silver. This vibrant treasure is as distinctively beautiful as its wearer. This bypass ring measures approximately 1-1/8" long x 1" wide. Made in the USA.
The Spiny Oyster collection highlights the intrinsic beauty of this natural shell. Just as nature intended, each cluster features all of its gorgeous shades, from orange, to red and rich purple. The unique personality of each cabochon gives each piece in the collection individual beauty and style, just like its wearer.
Contemporary southwest Native American artists popularized the use of spiny oyster shell in jewelry. Colors found in the shell range from light orange to deep orange-red, with some shells producing a clear purple shade.
Like all fine jewelry, Carolyn Pollack jewelry should be handled carefully. Store jewelry in a plastic bag, dry and wrapped in tissue paper, when not being worn or displayed. Clean sterling silver with a silver polishing cloth when necessary, but never subject to chlorine, silver dips, chemical solutions or ultrasonic cleaners, as these substances can cause the gemstones to discolor. Never wear jewelry in a swimming pool.