|Orthocera Jewelry - Sterling silver wire wrap
ORWW8 - 1 3/4 inches long by just over 1 inch wide
Zagging right across
the center of your fossil is this intense pattern - catching the eye right away!
What you can't really see in the photograph, is how intense the white areas
of this fossil really are! It is like an ocean of crystals that look as if they go deep
inside of the fossil.. very unique and beautiful! It is surrounded by rich darkness
on either side creating a remarkable feast for the eyes.
There are 2 very distinct sides to this amazing
Orthocera fossil pendant. The front of this fossil has been brought to a smooth
shimmering shine that is simply divine for your fingers to explore. The back is
natural and feels somewhat like a soap stone (it's an interesting texture). The top
left has an indent that follows the banding.
This is an actual fossil of an ancient creature
called Orthocera or Orthocerida. The wire is used
is sterling silver.
An Orthocera is an ancient marine mollusk that
had large eyes and a well developed head. It lived over 450 million years ago in the
late Triassic period. The surface of this fossil is polished and smooth - there is a
lot of great detail.
It's shell was long and straight and somewhat
curved. Some feel that these creatures may have been similar to our modern day
squid. Like modern cephalopods, they would have used jet propulsion to move in the
water. Most likely they would not have been very agile with their long bulky shells.