This type of shell is from a mollusk whose scientific name is Fusinus dupetitthouarsi. But don't worry about trying to pronounce it. Instead, enjoy the shell's snakelike markings and texture as you admire the ingenuity of fitting it with a sterling silver inset so that it can be used as a distinctive place-card holder.
With shimmering touches of silver, Philmore USA transforms riches from sea and shore into tabletop treasures and enchanted decor. To ensure that these riches remain for future generations, Philmore uses primarily shells discarded from the food industry or cultured-pearl farms. Not only is the company in full compliance with regulations directed to sustain a healthy ecological world, but it is also active in helping to enforce these regulations.