Hoop & Capiz Shell Earrings. 14kt Gold filled Wire & Hook. These lovely hand formed Hoops with Capiz Shell are very light to the ears. Wear them with casual or dressy attire! Capiz comes from the shell of the Placuna placenta mollusk, which is native to the seas of Southeast Asia, specifically Indonesia and the Philippines. The mollusks are edible, which means fisherman can harvest them for their meat and reduce waste by reusing their shells for décor and handicrafts.