Sea shells have been used as a material for jewellery for thousands of years. It is a beautiful natural material that is often compared to semi precious gemstones. Shell earrings are a great choice for the summer as they evoke wonderful memories of the sea. Composed of calcium carbonate shells tend to be rather on the soft side and are consequently often impregnated with resin to promote durability. This makes them ideal for everyday wear and affords a certain amount of protection from the overuse of perfumes. Impregnation also allows the material to be dyed in a variety of unique colour patterns. I have always found the animal print designs to be particularly popular with my customers.
Abalone shells are amongst the most beautiful shells available and often exhibit wonderful colours and patterns. Also Black Lip Shell have a beautiful silvery shimmer with flashes of colour.