This Venus Clam Shell Cuff Bracelet is made from the molding and casting of a real found clam shell in recycled silver. I collected the original empty mollusk shell on a beach in Delray, Florida and then sent it to a local, family owned casting company to be cast in multiples of solid metal. Once the pieces are returned, I solder them to a beautifully twisted band and hammer the cuff into a comfortable C-shape that will not roll or catch. Finally the piece is cleaned up and hand polished with care. This design is currently available in solid sterling silver but other metals are always available, message me for custom options and a quote. All HKM Jewelry pieces are properly hallmarked for metal type and stamped for authenticity.