The idea of Saline River Diamonds jewelry was created when designer Zach McClendon was looking for a natural gift for his daughter Robin(a nature enthusiast) loves the natural beauty of the Saline River. The idea of making her a necklace out of Saline River mussel shell came while Zach walked across a sand bar and and noticed the glistening of a particular shell. After many tries using different acids and polishes
Only shells from expired mussels are used. There are many differnet species of of mussels with some on the endangered list. For this reason, they are rare pieces of jewelry with no two alike. , he finally discovered a formula that produces a very beautiful finish. With the intent uniqueness of each shell , no two sets of earrings, necklaces or bracelets are the same.