Noble Black Pen Shell
The Noble Black Pen Shell's scientific name is the Black Pinna Shell. They have a glossy, high polished black finish and are a type of mussel shell found in Mediterranean waters. When the sun illuminates the shell, it surprises you with an unexpected aubergine tint and a patterned look that is very reminiscent of tortoise-shell.
Approximately 19.5 - 21.5 cm in length, these are an amazing addition to any shell collection or simply display as a spectacular and interesting stand-alone piece.
Mindful Sourcing of Shells and Marine Life:
We support the company that supports the oceans. My supplier collects shells that are abundant, commercial-grade shells. The shells we sell have originally been collected for food or are the by-product of licensed fishing and aquaculture operations. This means we get to share and enjoy shells that would otherwise be waste.
I source my shells from a company that are mindful of their overseas harvesters and use fair trade practices. They have voluntarily committed to an industry Stewardship Action Plan to adapt responsibly to working in a marine environment and also contribute to scientific research projects and participate in government initiatives. In November 2008, the fishery was presented internationally as an example of the world’s best practice in ecologically sustainable fisheries management.