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The dainty Scallop Necklace features silver-plated brass and smoked capiz, the thin shell of a marine mollusk. First artisans wash and soak shells. After the shells have dried, they are cut into shapes, smoked and edged with metal wire. A finishing coat of varnish completes this labor-intensive process. Before glass windows became available in the Philippines, capiz was used for windows in houses!
HANDCRAFTED IN THE PHILIPPINES