This necklace is made of 925 Sterling Silver and Larimar or “Stefilia’s Stone”. Its design is inspired by the dove shell which is commonly found on our coastlines and is very likely to start feeling an impact due to climate change if we don’t start to do something about it!
Dove Shell Necklace
This dove shell necklace is made of 925 Sterling Silver and Larimar or “Stefilia’s Stone”. Its design is inspired by the Collumbellidae family which is very common around our coastlines and is very likely to start feeling an impact due to climate change if we don’t start to do something about it!
Mollusks such as Strombina sp. from the Collumbellidae family, have important ecosystemic roles regarding food, shelter, and even chemical balances in the ocean water. For example, they can be a source of food for other organisms, but, because of their diet, they are also important recyclers of decaying plant and animal matter.
Their presence is an environmental indicator of the ecosystemic health of marine habitats. Once they die, their conch provides shelter for hermit crabs or octopuses, or can even become a substrate for smaller organisms.
Interestingly, the composition of their shell helps keep the chemical balance of the sea, as their calcium carbonite contained works as a buffer against ocean acidification, which is one of the most threatening effects of Global Warming. That said, if acidification is too strong, they won’t be enough to buffer it, and will end up being impacted by it as well, being forced to use their energy in more vital functions than growing, so their sizes will become smaller and ability to survive on such harsh environments is likely to decrease as well.
By purchasing this dove shell necklace, you can choose to support any of Equipo Tora Carey’s conservation projects, and as we grow, hopefully, the introduction of new projects on other key species, including mollusks. Also, if you ever want to visit the site and learn more about the projects, make sure to contact us or Equipo Tora Carey and schedule your visit!
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