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Probably the only small shelly fossil earrings in the world, these Dailyatia earrings are available in unpolished solid silver or unpolished solid bronze. The Dailyatia earrings represent the C1 sclerite of Dailyatia helica, a small shelly fossil (SSF) of the clade Tommotida originating from the late Cambrian period. Small shelly fossils are a diverse group of mineralized fossils representing the ancestors of marine invertebrates like snails and sea urchins. While some SSFs are an intact version of the original organism, most represent only a fragment of the marine creatures they once were. In the case of Dailyatia helica, one organism consisted of 30 of the intricate, grooved, helical-shaped structures that I've recreated as an earring. (Reference: Skovsted, CB, Betts, MR, Topper, TT & Brock GA, Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 48:1-117,2015)

The jewelry is created by 3D-printing in wax followed by metal casting in solid bronze or solid sterling silver. The earrings are lightly polished after casting to give the piece a smooth glossy texture.

Originally priced at 118 Euro for silver and 83 Euro for bronze, these earrings are ready to ship. All items are gift-wrapped in original, recyclable Ontogenie packaging and then shipped insured by registered mail, worldwide.

The earrings will be assembled with nickel-free rose gold-plated or non-plated sterling silver earring hooks depending on whether you order the bronze or silver earrings, respectively.

Each earring is 1.6 below the loop and weighs 3.8 g.

Frequently asked questions about Ontogenie

All of my designs are achieved by 3D-printing combined with lost wax casting. If I have the piece you want in stock, I can usually ship it the next day. If it isn't in stock, please allow 3 weeks for printing until I can ship it.
All of my pieces are gift wrapped in Ontogenie recycled paper boxes containing shredded wood and finished with twine.

SALE - 25% OFF -Small Shelly Fossil - Dailyatia earrings in silver or bronze - paleontology - science jewelry


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  • Handmade item
  • Primary color: Silver
  • Secondary color: Bronze
  • Materials: bronze, silver
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from Germany
  • Feedback: 40 reviews
  • Favorited by: 7 people

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