Puka Shell & Spiny Oyster Earrings – Orange or Red. These earrings are unique and are sure to make a statement. The Puka Shells are found on the beaches of Kauai and are paired with Spiny Oyster (choice of Orange or Red) beads that are attached to 100% Sterling Silver ear wires. These go great with our Puka Shell Necklace, Puka Shell Bracelet, or Puka Shell Anklet or our Spiny Oyster Turquoise Gemstone Microweave Bracelet.
Height: 1.25″ (bottom of ear wire to bottom of the puka shell)
Width: .75″ (widest point)
This shell is found in only one area along the Baja coast, California. The shell comes in three colors Red, Orange & Purple. After 90ft of water, the reds and oranges appear. Purple is found in water from 0-60 ft.
The shell of this oyster has been found in archeological excavations of the Anasazi and other native peoples of the desert southwest. Spiny oyster shells have been found in the same excavations in which turquoise was also found, showing that ancient people appreciated the same beautiful combination of colors and materials we enjoy today. These finds not only demonstrate early people’s interest in jewelry, but it also shows the existence of long-distance trading.
Source: https://spiritfeather.com/Turquoise-Stone-Meanings-_ep_43-1.html (opens in a new window)