Oysters tend to bring out strong feelings for people. Some love to eat them raw or any way they can get them, others may need them fried up and soaked in butter first (and you can’t really argue with that), while others may appreciate them from a distance. The unique shells, the oyster house vibes, or the beauty of collectable oyster plates are all reasons to be intrigued by the oyster. One thing is for sure, the oyster is trending. As a food item you can find it on more and more menus, Oyster bars are popping up more often, and a younger crowd is partaking when they used to not. We’ve even heard raw oysters be referred to as “the new sushi.” However, there are more ways to appreciate oysters than on the half shell. Susan Shaw Jewelry has created some gorgeous pendants from oyster shells. The larger pendant below was molded from an oyster that was actually served to Susan in a restaurant. Inspiration comes from everywhere!These oyster molds, hand-cast in 24kt gold, make beautiful jewelry. You can see how they mix so well with the pearls below. Oysters and pearls are a match made in heaven (well, actually made in the sea, but you see what we mean).As is true for many of the trends we see in the fashion world, this oyster shell trend continues into home accessories as well. This mirror below in Susan’s home is a great example of the unique products created with oyster shells.On a recent trip to Naples, Susan noticed this mirror in the hotel room entry way! This onyx box topped with a gold dipped oyster shell is like a piece of jewelry for your home. This oyster-shaped dish from anthropologie celebrates the strikingly unique shape of the oyster shell.When we see a mirror like this one spotted in an antique store it makes us wonder how many satisfied oyster-eaters it took to provide the artist with this many shucks. Its really an incredible piece of art.The beauty of enjoying oysters as jewelry for yourself or your home is that you don’t have to limit them to the months with an “R” in them- because accessories can be enjoyed year round!
So if oysters don’t impress your taste buds, you may want to give them a try in a new way! Just the shell!
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