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 collar is cast in bronze and plated with 24ct. gold over silver plate.
Measures: 16" - 17" L (adjustable)
The Silver Seasons collection is a combination of Michael's exceptional knowledge of jewelry making and his love of nature. He has perfected the technique of creating models from natural elements and, after models are made, manipulating these "copies of nature" into beautiful jewelry. Using bronze, sterling silver or gold and natural stones and pearls, Michael's designs have become well known for their remarkable craftsmanship and beauty.