This material is very rare and coveted in the eyewear industry.


Only certain type of turtle from the Galapagos island can be use for the making of glasses.

Those turtles are soon to be instinct and it is absolutely forbidden to kill them. The stock used are old and very limited. This is why the price is high.

Light and non-allergic, it has a long life expectancy and requires a regular and rigorous maintenance.

We have the privilege of collaborating with a tortoise shell specialist who has old stocks in accordance with the Washington convention.

Tortoise shell

bespoke eyewear

optik by michèle B.