Trochus niloticus, for example, is a very large (up to 13 cm) Indo-Pacific top shell, which has a very thick inner layer of nacre. This species is commercially exploited to make mother of pearl buttons, mother of pearl beads, pendants and so on.
Ninth Circuit Refuses To Permit Case Involving Peppercorns And Trochus Buttons To Proceed Against The Sovereign State Of Pohnpei.
Aug 02, 2011; AHPW, Inc., et al. v. State of Pohnpei, et al., No. 09-17871 (9th Cir. Jun. 2011) (unpublished), addresses several common issues...