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Matrix Necklace

Regular price $ 178.00

  • genuine cast of an Elrathia kingii trilobite fossil in its rocky matrix from the Wheeler Formation in Utah - this little beast lived 510 million years ago!
  • solid sterling silver with an antiqued finish - .75" wide
  • 20" sterling silver rolo chain with a lobster claw clasp - leave a note at checkout if you'd like a different length
  • a classic, gender neutral style for everyday wear!

I wanted to create a piece which showed how fossils are often found, still embedded in the rocky material which they've been surrounded in for millennia. After a lot of searching, I finally found the perfect trilobite - a complete specimen still in it's matrix that was small enough that I could make a mold of it! The entire chunk of rock and fossils was duplicated in wax, then I carved away everything but just the trilobite and a neat circle of the surrounding shale, giving it a nice smooth back and edge while preserving some of the great texture of the rock. If you'd like to read a little more about trilobites, you can check out my blog post here

For more cast fossil jewelry, visit the Curio Collection.

For genuine fossil jewelry, visit the Archean Collection

For more info on trilobites and why the are the coolest, check out my blog post here.

This item is made to order, please allow 1-3 weeks production time.