APRICOT TRUMPET SHELL CARVED MOON FACE DESIGN CABOCHON for CHARM PENDANT Item # : 209 0044 Type of carving : Natural apricot-color Syrinx trumpet shell carving / cabochon for pendant (or amulet / charm) Design : Exceptionally fine Moon Face design in deep relief. This carving is fully backed with Paua Abalone shell. Material : Genuine natural apricot-color Syrinx trumpet shell with black Pinna shell inlayed eyes Amount : 1 (one) individual piece * All photos are taken from the actual item * Weight : approx. 1.41 grams Size : Length: approx. 15.83 mm = 0.62 inches Width: approx. 15.66 mm Depth: approx. 4.46 mm All measurements are taken at the widest points Perforation : This carving is not drilled ~ this carving is not a ready to wear piece of jewelry Origin The shells originate from Sumbawa Island / Indonesia. This shell carving is handcrafted in Bali (Indonesia) by our in-house Balinese shell carvers. Color : Stunning shades of apricot and black Quality : Excellent deep and finely carved natural shell Treatment : None ~ 100 % natural shell and natural color without any enhancements Definition Syrinx shell : Syrinx aruanus, common name the Australian trumpet or false trumpet, is a species of extremely large sea snail measuring up to 91 cm long and weighing up to 18 kg. It is a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turbinellidae, and is the only species in the genus Syrinx. This is the largest living snail (shelled gastropod) species in the world, and arguably the largest (heaviest) gastropod in the world. Although the shell itself is quite well known to shell collectors because of its extraordinary size, little is known about the ecology and behavior of the species, except for one study about its feeding habits. This species occurs in the northern half of Australia and adjacent areas, including eastern Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. These giant snails live on sandy bottoms in the intertidal zone and the sublittoral down to about 30 meters. It has not been over fished and this snail is locally very common. It is fished for food / consumption. Definition Pinna shell : Pinna shell species are large saltwater clams sometimes known as pen shells. They are marine bivalve mollusks. Pen pearl is a term used for pearls from the shell species Pinna. This species is found in the waters of the Indian and Pacific Ocean and also in the Mediterranean. These shells produce both nacreous and non-nacreous pearls. The pearls often exhibit a dark grey to black body color with overtones of bright green, blue, purple, silver, and pink. We buy natural pearls directly from the divers throughout the Indo Pacific region. Found in the pristine tropical waters off the coast of the New Guinea. Hand-carving : Our shell carvings are all hand carved. This is not a machine mass produced item. This item is handmade and each piece is made one by one. We know you will enjoy using and wearing our shell carvings as much as we enjoyed making them. Remarks : This finely detailed carved shell could make a pendant, charm, amulet, a part of a necklace or other designer jewelry. This carving is ready to be made into a fine piece of jewelry. Don’t miss this opportunity to own this stunning shell carving Our photographs have been enlarged to show details. Most details shown in the large image are actually not visible to the naked eye. We have made the image as close as possible to the original item when viewed on our screen. Depending on the viewers monitor settings, these items may appear a few shades lighter or darker in comparison to the original object. Why Shop with AGUSTUS-Collection » eBay Seller since the Year 2000 » Very high Approval Rating » Outstanding Collection » Custom Orders & Wholesale » Free Shipping for purchases over US$ 500 » Combine Shipping for 10 days » Secure Packing & Shipping Services » Secure Payment » Items are guaranteed as described » Clear Return Policy » Fast Support Response » Outstanding Customer Service Get images thatmake Supersized seem small.THE simple solution for eBay sellers.