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SHELL beads come from the outer testa of marine animals called shellfish. Shells perform a great variety in their forms, sizes and colors. Their structure is very hard and durable. They are created by calcareous or titanic or chitinodic secretions excreted by glands located under the mantle of the animal.

Μan observed sea shells from early times. He added them to his daily diet. They were proved nutritional and aphrodisiac. He used shells to make utilitarian objects. But especially he has created and still does fine jewelry, because some shells have incredible color combinations in their outer testa and the interior has wavy reflections. We call them mother of pearl and sometimes, ivory, even though the elephant tusks are also called ivory. Some shells (i.e. oysters) trap within them grains of sand, etc. that are converted to pearls. There has been discovered a 405 years old shell!

Some shells of the ocean reach dimensions of 100cm X 70cm X 60cm!

SHELL according to tradition, stimulates intuition, sensitivity, imagination and adaptability. It treats hearing disorders and calcium deficiencies. It assists the healing of broken bones and general malfunctions of the spinal canal and the nervous system.

Zodiac: Pisces.

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