The Noble Pectin pairs are bivalve shells. This means the mollusk has created a bottom shell and a matching top shell joint together by a ligament. Most scallops have been gathered for centuries as food. The young scallops usually attach themselves to hard objects with their byssus. These, like other scallops, they prefer offshore, sandy or stone filled sea floors. Scallops are found worldwide. The Nobel Pectin Shel finial averages three inches tall. As with all of our finials, the shell is mounted on an independent swivel, so it can be spun to any position.