Genuine tortoise shell frames are considered the true "Creme de la Creme" for any eyewear lover and have been worn through out time by only the very top in society such as Aristotle Onasis, Yves saint Laurent, Jaques Chirac . The nature of the material gives them a whole different feel , not to mention the fact they are ultra light weight. All of our Tortoise shell frames are 100% vintage and mostly hand made in the 1950-60s by small opticians which are now long gone. We are the ONLY vintage website worldwide where you can find such a large variety of 100% genuine tortoise shell frames.