Spiny Oyster Shell Ring | Paul Livingston

SKU: SVLPAR0045/22
Regular price $1,225.00
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Size: 8" x 1 3/4" x 3"


This stunning exemplification of artistry features seventeen orange spiny oyster shell stones set within a sterling silver ring. Handcrafted by acclaimed Navajo silversmith, Paul Livingston, this piece is full of intricate details that make it a true, one of a kind, wearable piece of art. A collectable illustration of Livingston's mastery, this ring can be dressed up or down for any outfit and occasion.


Found in the warm waters, spiny oyster shells come from bivalve mollusks known for their bright purple, orange, red, brown, and pink colors. The ‘spiny’ in their name refers to the ridges along the shells. Spiny oyster shells have been important elements of Native American jewelry for centuries. People in South America have also prized spiny oyster shells and incorporated them into jewelry, pottery, ceremonial objects, and other works of art. Spiny oyster has been found in burial sites from 6000 BCE. Collecting shells requires diving skills or special equipment, and high-quality shells are rare, which makes spiny oyster shells even more precious.


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