30 Large Natural Operculum Shells. Mosaic pieces. Jewelry embellishments. Natural cabachon. Natural sea gems. Mosic & jewelry supplies.

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Mosaic pieces. Jewelry embellishments.

Large 1/2" (12mm) to 5/8" (16mm)

30 large, genuine, all natural, Caribbean beach found Operculua ideal for jewelry or mosaics. These pieces have been kept nicely polished by the waves and exhibit a gentle swirl on the flat side. They have a natural cabochon shape ranging in diameter from approx. 1/2" to 5/8". You will receive the exact opercula shown in the photographs.

Unlike most Operculum for sale, these pieces are not harvested and no living creatures were harmed during the collecting of these little gems. They were all collected 'as is' from a beach on the small island of Bequia in the Eastern Caribbean (pictured), a few by beach combing the shoreline, but most by snorkeling in the shallows.

When alive, the operculum is attached to the upper surface of the foot of the animal and in its most complete state, it serves as a sort of "trapdoor" to close the aperture of the shell when the soft parts of the animal are retracted. When the creature dies the operculum separates from the rest of the shell and is left as one of natures little gems.

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