Tortoise Shell

Ornamental tortoise shell is obtained from the carapace or shield of the hawksbill turtle found in the Malay Archipelago, West Indies and Brazil. The colour is mottled and mainly a translucent yellow with brown mottling.

Generally thicker shells are used to make jewellery which is brown in color with white spots.

Tortoise Shell Pictures

Turtle Shell Carapace of Turtle at Monte Sano State Park in Alabama

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