Shells are masterpieces of nature of amazing beauty, with sinuous and elegant shapes and wonderful colours; they are sculptures that remain unchanged for a very long time. The outside part of the shell, covered with limestone and marine deposits hides the mother of pearl with its iridescent colours: blue, green and purple that fade in shades of yellow and pink, with hints of gold and silver.
As shells are a natural material, its shade and iridescence may vary at each supply. For this reason the colour of the samples is only indicative. Thanks to its particular iridescence it has been used to produce jewellery for thousands of years. The finest and most precious is from the deep seas of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.