Spiny Oyster shell jewelry has been used for centuries by great civilizations including the Aztecs, Navajo Native American Indians and Aztecs. Found in the warm ocean waters of the Pacific, spiny oyster comes in colors including oranges, purples, reds and yellows.
Spiny Oyster Symbolism and Value:
Spiny oyster was thought to bring fertility and prosperity and were used as jewelry and as an oracle to call forth spirits. When the Spaniards arrived to South America, they were surprised to find that the Inca people happily traded gold, silver, and emeralds for spiny oyster shells.
Our Spiny Oyster Jewelry
Our spiny oyster jewelry is handcrafted by expert jewelry artisans and set in 950 sterling silver. The artisan house is multi-generational and one of the most reputable jewelry makers in Peru today.