Of late, I’m noticing more and more accessories turning up clad in tortoiseshell. I love its rich caramel hues peppered with striking black spots. Mimicking actual tortoiseshells from actual tortoises, it works so beautifully in small doses, say, in a minaudiere or a pair of hoop earrings. The look, like its cousin the leopard print, is an enduring classic. Check out my favorite tortoise-themed wares.

Minaudiere. $49.99. http://www.zara.com.

Image 1 of TORTOISESHELL MINAUDIÈRE from Zara

Tortoiseshell resin necklace by Vanda Jacintho. $670.00. http://www.themodist.com.

Vanda Jacintho - Tortoiseshell Resin Necklace

Vanda Jacintho - Tortoiseshell Resin Necklace

Vanda Jacintho - Tortoiseshell Resin Necklace

Mango Earrings. $25.99. http://www.mango.com.

 

Tortoiseshell earrings

Cult Gaia’s Luna Tortoiseshell Acrylic Shoulder Bag $398. http://www.themodist.com.

Cult Gaia - Luna Tortoiseshell Acrylic Shoulder Bag

Loeffler Randall Pumps. $450. http://www.net-a-porter.com.

Michele Watch. $345. http://www.neimanmarcus.com.

Cape Tortoiseshell Topaz Watch with Black Strap

Zara earrings. $19.99. http://www.zara.com.

Image 1 of CONTRASTING EARRINGS from Zara

Image 2 of CONTRASTING EARRINGS from Zara

Grey Ant’s Tortoiseshell and Gold Sunglasses. $390. http://www.themodist.com.

Grey Ant - Rolst Tortoiseshell And Gold Sunglasses

Grey Ant - Rolst Tortoiseshell And Gold Sunglasses

Tory Burch Minnie Slip-ons. $228.00. http://www.neimanmarcus.com.

Minnie Tortoiseshell-Print Travel Logo Ballet FlatsMinnie Tortoiseshell-Print Travel Logo Ballet Flats

Rachel Comey’s Tortoiseshell Earrings. $115. http://www.themodist.com.

Rachel Comey - Factor Tortoiseshell Structured Hoop Earrings

Rachel Comey - Factor Tortoiseshell Structured Hoop Earrings

Cult Gaia Resin Earrings. $150. http://www.net-a-porter.com.

 

Illesteva’s Isabella cat-eye acetate sunglasses. $230. http://www.net-a-porter.com.

Dinosaur Design’s Gold-Tone Tortoiseshell Ring. $410.00. www.net-a-porter.com.

Cult Gaia Resin Purse. http://www.farfetch.com.

Cult Gaia brown Ark small tortoiseshell tote bag

Cult Gaia brown Ark small tortoiseshell tote bag

Cult Gaia’s Resin Cuff. $130. www.net-a-porter.com.

Boyy Slides. $495. http://www.net-a-porter. $495.

Balmain Clutch Bag. On sale for $1,332. http://www.matchesfashion.com.

Chanel Vintage Bracelet. $2,130. http://www.farfetch.com.

Chanel Vintage tortoiseshell CC heart bracelet

Chanel Vintage tortoiseshell CC heart bracelet

Ben-Amun Circle Drop Earrings. $170.00. http://www.neimanmarcus.com.

Multi-Circle Drop Earrings, Tortoise

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