Shell jewelry is having a resurgence. Excuse us for saying, but Orchard’s take may be the classiest. That’s because designer Janet Mavec uses the oyster as a model, rather than a scallop, because of its tear-drop shape. So take that Botticelli (whose famous painting “Birth of Venus” depicts Venus standing on half a scallop shell). Each half of the oyster shell earrings shimmer from your lobes, like treasures hauled in from the sea.
These oyster shell earrings, modeled after Fishers Island Oysters, are firm, briny mollusks prized by chefs (Janet's favorite too!). While we like the idea of you wearing them, treat yourself at one of these restaurants here.
Legend has it that Casanova gulped 50 oysters for breakfast daily. Scientists have now proven that the old wives’ tale is true. Two proteins in the mollusk do increase libido.
The oyster was a favorite of the 17th century Dutch canvas by genre painters to symbolize morality. Smithsonian Magazine notes that “About 85 percent of the world’s oyster reef populations have vanished since the late 1800s.