A sweet pair of tiny textured star fossil dangle earrings … crinoid star fossils ... endlessly interesting historic jewelry.
They’re also called sea lily fossils and date back up to 201 million years ago, perhaps even earlier and believe it or not they are very common fossils if you look in the right places. They were sea animals, like sea stars and sea urchins. You’ve probably seen them in Victorian imagery - 3rd photo.
We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle ... Marilyn Monroe
- approximate measurement - 3/8“ (10mm) including loop x 1/4” (7mm) - did I mention they’re really tiny?
- the little star fossils are beautifully textured on both sides
- metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- photographed with a US dime and inch ruler for scale
I’ve sand cast two tiny crinoid star fossils, so each is a bit different, in sterling silver and then had them lost wax cast in sterling silver before finishing them up in my own little studio ... hand crafted jewelry when how it's made matters.
The tiny star fossil necklace pendant, shown in the last photo, is available here.
History made wearable!
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