Dentalium is often used for earrings, chokers, and on the capes of Plains women's dresses. The shells come in two sizes. The large size is smooth, very much like the old-style dentalium, and average about 1¼ to 1¾ inches long. They are hard to find and we are pleased to be able to offer them for your craft needs.
The small average about 3/4 inch long and there are approximately 225 pieces per 2 ounce package. The small style have ridges and are not smooth like the larger size.