Antique Victorian Operculum Tortoise Shell Bracelet
Hand set in a tortoise shell mounting, round operculum shells called evil eyes exude wonderful colors in this antique early 1900s bracelet. The coveted shells bear wonderful color variations from chocolate brown, mocha, green and tan...all on a cream ivory white background. Excellent shells and a simple presentation. A most unique piece of jewelry and definitely a conversation piece!
During the Victorian era, the operculum shell or "evil eye" was made into jewelry for protection of the wearer. So unique and quite the talisman piece!
Measurements: 7 inches long and 7/8 inches wide
Condition: Very good with no chips or nicks to the shells with the hand carved tortoise shell showing wonderful color variations.