What are tortoise shell sunglasses?
They are often referred to as horn rimmed sunglasses. They are made with mottled colors that mimic the look of a tortoise shell.
What color is tortoise shell?
It is kind of a mix to almost look reddish and blackish, but is actually orange and yellow, and chocolate brown, grayish. It’s a mix of many colors to create the full effect.
Why is it called tortoise shell?
Because the colors that make up the tortoise shell color is a mix of colors that are found on turtle shells. Mainly a breed called the hawksbill sea turtle.