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Operculum Ear Studs - Nocturnal Mermaid

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Timeless and stylish, these pretty ear studs are beautiful for daytime as well as evening wear. In their simplicity, these earrings make a sculptural, contemporary statement.

A pair of delicately beautiful operculum shells are bezel set in a combination of oxidized fine silver and sterling silver.

These hand made ear studs measure just over 15 mm in diameter, or almost 10/16 inch in diameter.
The ear nuts are extra large for added comfort and stabilization.

Made to order; this listing is for a pair very similar to the earrings in the pictures.

See my other operculum jewelry here:

A note on the operculum:
The operculum, meaning "little lid", is a corneous or calcareous anatomical structure which exists in many (but not all) groups of sea snails and freshwater snails, and also in a few groups of land snails.
The operculum serves as a sort of "trapdoor", sealing the entrance of the seashell when the soft parts of the animal are retracted.

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Operculum Ear Studs - Nocturnal Mermaid


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: fine silver, sterling silver, oxidized silver, operculum, shivas eye, shiva eye
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
  • Feedback: 204 reviews
  • Favorited by: 339 people

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