Iapetus Ring

Regular price $ 148.00

  • brass cast of a genuine trilobite fossil
  • sterling silver setting and band with a lightly oxidized matte finish
  • available in half sizes 4-11
  • the trilobite measures 5/8" tall 

Also available in a wider Unisex style.  

The specimen used to create this cast was a Proetida Trilobite from Morocco. This was the last order of trilobites to go extinct, about 252 million years ago. 

The name was taken from the Iapetus Ocean, which existed 400-600 million years ago and was populated with a variety of trilobites. The study of those trilobite fossils provided evidence of the closure of the Iapetus Ocean and gave early support for the theory of Continental Drift. 

For more cast fossil jewelry, visit the Curio Collection.

For genuine fossil jewelry, visit the Archean Collection

Please allow 1-2 weeks production time. See the Info Page for more on policies and shipping.