There are a handful of organic substances that have made their way into the world of gems and jewelry, i.e., Pearl, Coral and Amber. A recent addition to the gem market are the operculum of turban snails that are marketed as "Shiva's Eye" gems. The operculum, meaning little lid, is an anatomical structure like a trapdoor which exists in many groups of sea snails and freshwater snails, and also in a few groups of land snails. The operculum of the Turbo petholatus snail is most commonly used for these beautiful gems. The swirling coloration that ranges from silvery grey tones to sandy beige hues, with shades in between makes for a very eye catching and unique mix. The reverse side of the stone shows the natural growth pattern often observed in snail shells, with a stark white backdrop and a distinct spiral. The stone is set into a lovely sterling silver pendant (no chain included). If you collect unusual organic gems, don't miss out on this very attractive piece!
Weight: 28.85 tcw
Size: 31.09 x 19.62 mm
Shipping from United States
1-3 business days
Estimated shipping times
- North America : 2 - 5 business days
- Europe : 7 - 14 business days
- Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 10 - 20 business days
- Asia Pacific : 7 - 14 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Customs and import taxes
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Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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