Washed and Unsorted Ridged Dentalium Shells, .75-1″ Avg. Length
These dentalium come in a variety of sizes, the average size ranges from 3/4th inch to 1 inch. There are approximately 800 pieces per 100 grams.
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.
The word dentalium refers to tooth shells or Tusk shells used in indigenous jewelry, adornment and commerce in western Canada and the United States.