Spiny Oyster Lady Bolo

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This bolita (what we call a feminine bolo tie, made for the ladies) features a beautiful piece of spiny oyster shell. It was collected by scuba divers in the Sea of Cortez, cut by Frontera's lapidary artist (Clifford Field), then was handcrafted by Frontera's apprentice, Lexi Graves. 

The bolo hangs on a medium brown bolo cord that is finished with turquoise tips. If you would prefer for it to hang on a bolo choker cord, let us know in the notes at checkout. See reference photos and this link to help you make a decision.

Handcrafted in sterling silver | Ready to ship


ABOUT THE GEM - Spiny Oysters, also known as Spondylus, are marine animals found in the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. The shell has been worn as an adornment for millennia  by Native Americans and has a playful energy. It ignites creativity, imagination and self expression. There are three general variations of the gemstone. Orange shells are harvested in shallow waters. Coral shells in slightly deeper waters. And purple is harvested in the deepest. Purple is no longer allowed to be collected due to climate change and loss of ecosystems, which makes this piece extra special. But don’t you worry, this gemstone was collected back in the 80’s.