Battery Duchess Stud


Small, sweet and one-of-a-kind. These tiny oyster shells have survived the thrashing of the waves and punishing sand. Not broken by time or circumstance, they are still strong and now even more beautiful. Their story can now live on and be admired by all. 


hand-gilded shells using 23ct gold

surgical stainless steel posts

scratch-resistant clear coating to protect

shell size (approximate) : 0.75" x 0.5" 


 The oyster shells of the Battery are an exceptional treasure.  Tawny colored sand and sediment encompass to stain each shell.  The steady turning of the waves enables the development of their character and time tests the strength of their structure.  The shells have survived these rugged conditions long enough to absorb every color of the rainbow and yet still remain strong.