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Smooth Dentalium Shells, Hand Sorted and Culled

$20.00$30.00

Dentalium shells are small, tubular mollusks that look like little elephant tusks. Dentalium shells have been used ornamentally as beads, money and symbols of wealth for thousands of years and many varieties can be found around the world.

Smooth Dentalium Shells, Hand Sorted and Culled

Dentalium shells are small, tubular mollusks that look like little elephant tusks. Dentalium shells have been used ornamentally as beads, money and symbols of wealth for thousands of years and many varieties can be found around the world. These shells come from India.

The word dentalium refers to tooth shells or Tusk shells used in indigenous jewelry, adornment and commerce in western Canada and the United States.

We sell them in four size ranges:

  • 1.25″-1.49″, 100 pieces
  • 1.50″-1.74″, 100 pieces
  • 1.75″-1.99″, 100 pieces
  • 2″and larger, 50 pieces
Weight 168 g
Dimensions 4 × 3 × 1 in
Size Option

1.25-1.49 inch, 100p, 1.50-1.74 inch, 100p, 1.75-1.99 inch, 100p, 2 inch and up, 50p

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