Crackled Mussel shell in Natural Blue
South African Mussel Shells have a unique natural marine blue colour. They are a by-product of the South African seafood industry. Instead of discarding them, we encourage their collection and cleaning for inlay. The shells are inlaid and left unsealed so that their natural colour is unspoiled. We enhance the beauty of the shells by various methods; selecting for colour, cutting in different shapes, cracking and cutting.