Yep! That's right it's a snails tail. Or also known as Shiva Eye or Pacific Cats Eye.
The best thing? Mother nature creates this beautiful gem. The gem is actually the protective door found at the opening of the Turban Snail's shell, which towards the end of the snail's natural life, detaches and sinks to the seabed. Although each spiral is similar in pattern, as with all organic gemstones, each one will vary slightly. The colouring also changes depending on the snails diet, how weirdly cool?
Another quirky name is Mermaids money. Shiva eyes are believed to be a lucky charm for fishermen.
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