Tortoiseshell refers to an organic material obtained from Hawksbill Turtle shell used in jewelry manufacturing/making. Tortoiseshell consists of translucent and dark brown to yellow layers turtle shell, which was once commonly found

around tropical reefs in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.(See Pique Point and Pique Pose).

Visit the website of Historic New England at .for a photo of a vintage jewelry made of Tortoiseshell.

Author's Note: I am wondering if Tortoiseshell is still being used as jewelry material nowadays considering that Tortoise is already an endangered species and must be conserved. (See Hawksbill Turtle)

Related Articles

Hawksbill Turtle at fashion■■■■■■
Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys Imbricata) refers to a small to medium sized sea turrtle that is hunted . . . Read More
Dhoti at fashion■■■■■
Dhoti refers to a traditional Indian dress for men for the lower part of the body.. It is like a sarong . . . Read More
Alloy at fashion■■■■■
Alloy refers to a mixture of two or more metals In the fashion industry, an alloy refers to a material . . . Read More
Neck at fashion■■■■■
The neck is the part of the body, on many terrestrial or secondarily aquatic vertebrates, that distinguishes . . . Read More
Body at fashion■■■■■
Body: In the fashion context, "body" refers to a form-fitting garment that covers the torso and typically . . . Read More
Cambric at fashion■■■■■
Cambri refers to a plain weave, fine Thin white linen and light weight cotton fabric with a lustrous . . . Read More
Leather at fashion■■■■■
Leather is a durable and flexible material created by the tanning of animal rawhide and skin, often cattle . . . Read More
Pili-Pili sauce at■■■■
Pili-Pili sauce : Pili-Pili or pilipili sauce, which is pronounced as pee-lee pee-lee, refers to a sauce . . . Read More
Ocean at■■■■
In the environmental context, an ocean is a large body of saltwater that covers more than 70% of the . . . Read More
Ocean at■■■■
An ocean is a body of saline water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere. On Earth, an ocean is . . . Read More