Saturday, February 28, 2009

here's lookin' at you

Cat's Eye Shells, operculum or foot-closure of a sea-snail called Turban Shell or Turbo. Used as an Evil Eye to protect the wear because they look so much like an eye. Victorians made them into jewelry to ward off evils. Sailor we either given these or gifted these to female relatives or lovers. 

large necklace in gold
bracelet with tortoiseshell
bracelet in silver

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