Spondylus (Thorny or Spiney Oyster) Shell Chips, Orange, Graduated 4-10mm on 22-inch Strands


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  • Orange Spondylus shell chips, graduated from 4-10+mm
  • This shell is also known as Thorny or Spiny Oyster Shell
  • Strung on 22-inch strands, nice righ orange color with little white
  • Spondylus shell was a popular bead material in ancient Peru from at least 4000BC until the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. It had ceremonial used throughout south and central America.
  • The Mediterranean version was carried on trade routes throughout ancient Europe.