A fantastic piece for those who love fossils.
Or for your favorite person who collects fossils.
This is a natural one of a kind Brachiopod fossil that I have turned into a beautiful pendant to wear. It has been hand wrapped with a heavy gauge Sterling silver wire and comes ready to wear on a black cord with a clasp in the length of your choice.
This particular fossil is really amazing, it has a bit of a polished feel to its surface. And there is a lot of details for your fingers to enjoy feeling. It is a mixture of earthy grays and creamy tans with lighter shades and you can turn it around and really see what this little creature was like so very long ago. It's like having a fantastic piece of history around your neck.
General care of fossil jewelry:
- When taking it off, place it gently on hard surfaces
- Do not wear in an area where there are chemicals such as a pool or hot tub
- Do not use harsh silver cleaners - only wipe with a silver polish cloth
Brachiopod Fossil Pendant
A Brachiopod (or Brachiopoda) is a small invertebrate marine animal that has been around since the Cambrian Period (570 million years ago).
When you look at this fossil, you can see that both sides are almost the same. That is what helps to identify this particular animal.
The bottom of the Brachiopod has a small groove where it was originally attached to the ocean floor by means of a fleshy "stalk" or pedicle. The internal anatomy of brachiopod is different from a clam. Brachiopods have a coiled feeding organ called a lophophore and usually stayed in one place during its adult lifetime.