Custom ring. Operculum Ring. Sterling silver ring with natural Operculum.
Sterling silver ring with natural Operculum.
From Marta collection.
This piece is a one-of-a-kind handmade ring.
Stone size: 37 x 30mm. Ring size: US6 (n. 12 Espanyol)
>> This is a Made to Order ring, the customer selected the third Operculum from the photos and I will make the ring at her size. It will take me from 5 to 8 days to have the ring finished and ship it. Thank you!
Operculum is a corneous or calcareous anatomical structure like a trapdoor which exists in many groups of sea snails. The Operculum is attached to the upper surface of the foot and in its most complete state, it serves as a sort of "trapdoor" to close the aperture of the shell when the soft parts of the animal are retracted. Operculum are commonly known as "Shiva's eye" or “Eye of Saint Lucia”. Wearing one is said to keep the evil eye away and favour luck.
I have always felt attracted to the sea, it makes me feel happiness, admiration, fascination, respect and a mixture of fear and deep calm. I don’t know if this attraction is due to the child memories I have there or that my mind needs these feelings that it transmits to me... the movement of the waves, the smell of salt, the breeze on the skin and walkings along the beach early in the morning, with your feet under crystalline water with small fishes swiming between your legs while you pick up shells and sea snails... This collection is one of the most personal I've done and for this reason it's called Marta.
Part of the benefits of this Marta Collection will go to Cram, a foundation for the conservation and recovery of marine animals, that since 1994 have been working to protect the marine environment and all species that live in the Mediterranean.