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Deep Sea Snail Clips
Deep Sea Snail Clips
Deep Sea Snail Clips
Deep Sea Snail Clips
Deep Sea Snail Clips
Deep Sea Snail Clips
Deep Sea Snail Clips
Deep Sea Snail Clips

Deep Sea Snail Clips

Regular price $45.00 Sale

We love a natural style that celebrates asymmetry and biological forms. Someone fished out these iridescent beauties from deep waters in the Gulf of Mexico -presumably ate the snails inside- and attached the gorgeous shells onto clips. Identical in shape but slightly different in size, these earrings make a vintage wabi-sabi statement. They're incredibly light, deliciously delicate, and totally one-of-a-kind. 

Natural shell on smooth metal. Unmarked, estimated 1950-70's. Smaller earring approximately .75" wide; larger approx. 1" wide.  Age marks in the form of surface cracks and chipped edges (highlighted in last photo) - best worn with larger earring on the left ear and smaller on right.

Top shells are identified by their whirly cone-shape and pearlescent interior. Rarely do they they shimmer on the outside like these Gaza shells from the Margaritidae family of deep sea snails. 

Feather & Foxglove donates a portion of profits to environmental conservation and animal welfare organizations.