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Old Shell Necklace
02-22-2017, 11:02 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-23-2017, 03:41 AM by wolfi.)
RE: Old Shell Necklace
Hi laurapmccracken,

Yes, might be Hawaii. I'm not a specialist for Cypraeidae, but I don't see a Cypraea (Lyncina) broderipii there. There are several Monetaria moneta and a single specimen (at the bottom) of Monetaria caputserpentis. I hope someone with more knowledge of Cypraeidae will join in, and I hope I'm wrong, because M. moneta and M. caputserpentis are worth no more than a few dollars.
Perhaps you can try to contact a local shell club for further confirmation. Please keep us informed.
In case of this necklace beeing old (19th century or older) and produced by native people of Hawaii, it might be of cultural and/or monetary value.
Sorry, kind regards: wolf

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Old Shell Necklace - by laurapmccracken - 02-22-2017, 10:07 PM
RE: Old Shell Necklace - by wolfi - 02-22-2017, 11:02 PM
RE: Old Shell Necklace - by paul monfils - 02-23-2017, 08:26 AM

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