Real seed pearl in shell. June birthstone
A genuine tiny fresh water seed pearl is nestled inside a bivalve shell. The pearls are not pierced. Although made of minerals, pearls are organic in origin, forming inside a variety of mollusc shells. They are a June birthstone. The hinges of the shells have been discreetly reinforced but care should still be used in handling them - move them by the base of the shell, not the top half.
The shell on the left is sold. The shell on the right is unmounted and needs to be held in place with a tiny blob of sticky tack or glue ($13). The shells shown are representative; each bivalve has a slightly different colour to it, ranging from white to having a touch of yellow or pink. Let me know if you have a strong preference and I'll try to oblige, otherwise it will be a small surprise :-)
Approximately 5/16 inch (0.8 cm) wide, just under 5/16 inch (0.8 cm) deep and 5/16 inch (0.8 cm) high.