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These delightful earrings depict copepods, tiny crustaceans found in saltwater and freshwater environments. Depending on the species, they can be planktonic (floating in the water) or benthic (living in the sea bed). While some copepod mothers lay their eggs directly into the water, others carry them in sacs on their tails. My design is inspired by the order Cyclopoida, named because they have only a single large eye like the Greek giant cyclops. The earring pair consists of one male and one female copepod.

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

To prevent waste and overstock, the jewelry is not made until you order. Please allow 3-4 weeks for printing and shipping. 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, gold-plated or non-plated sterling silver earring hooks depending on whether you order the bronze, brass or silver earrings, respectively.

The earrings are approximately 2 cm long below the loop, and each earring weighs 5.1 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.
Are you fond of an organism, but don't see it in my collection? Let me know, I look forward to hearing from you. ontogenie3d@gmail.com
All of my pieces are gift wrapped in Ontogenie recycled paper boxes containing shredded wood and finished with twine.

Copepod plankton earrings - marine biology, science jewelry in bronze, brass & silver

$101.48+

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Primary color: Bronze
  • Secondary color: Silver
  • Materials: bronze, brass, silver
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from Germany
  • Feedback: 34 reviews
  • Favorited by: 12 people