Shiva's Eye Drop Earrings (round)

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The “stone” here is actually a shell, or a part of one. It is the protective door found at the opening of the Turban Snail’s shell, which towards the end of the snail’s natural life, detaches and sinks to the seabed. It has inspired a lot of folklore. In some parts of the world it is called Shiva shell, or Shiva’s eye, and gets its name from the Hindu God Shiva, the Lord who dances reality into existence. This shell is supposedly connected to the God’s third eye.

Elsewhere it is called “mermaids’ money” and is thought to be a lucky charm for fishermen and travellers.

These are simply set in a clean round sterling silver bezel, with an abstract pattern etched on the back, and just enough dark patina to make the details pop.

All handmade findings.

1 3/4" drop.