Real teeny tiny ormer shells with sterling silver earwire and scroll.
Length of shell will vary, the average size is between 10-15mm overall length.
However, it is not possible to specify a certain size for this product due to the limited amount available.
Please be aware that these are natural shells and will vary slightly in colour and other characteristics.
The Ormer is a protected species in Guernsey waters and collecting them is strictly controlled. There are only a few ‘Ormering tides’ a year, when these delicate creatures are allowed to be taken from the beaches. Diving for them is prohibited, they must only be collected by wading, and only when they reach a certain size and level of maturity. “The ormer shells used in my jewllery are much smaller than those allowed to be collected, they are the natural wastage from the old Roquaine Ormer farm, which has now closed due to retirement. Ormers are no longer farmed in Guernsey. Thus these little shells are much sought after and collectable.”
Each product comes individually packaged in a branded gift box