Ancient Artifact Trilobite Necklace
About the Piece
These necklaces feature an ancient trilobite fossil, set in 14k yellow gold prongs. The trilobites sit on a silver backplate with a rough texture to add contrast to the overall design. When I discovered these fossils I could not pass them up and my mind started swirling with design ideas. Also I thought it was so cool that I could take an extinct creature from 200-500 million years ago, and turn it into a wearable piece of art. The pendant hangs from an oxidized box link silver chain.
- Materials: Trilobite fossils, 14k yellow gold, and .925 sterling silver
- Limited small batch design
- Handmade in my tiny, mobile, studio in northern Washington
- Pendant: 1 ¼” long by 1” wide
- Chain: 18”
- Secured with a lobster clasp
- Jumped rings are soldered closed for extra protection
- Created with sustainably sourced gemstones and recycled metals
- Slightly matted finish
- All purchases come in a jewelry box made from recycled materials, wrapped in natural ribbon, and packaged in compostable mailing materials
- Please note that Trilobites vary slightly
A Note on this Stone
Trilobites are extinct fossil arthropods easily recognized by their distinctive three-lobed, three-segmented form. Trilobites, exclusively marine animals, first appeared at the beginning of the Cambrian Period about 542 million years ago, when they dominated the seas. Although they became less abundant in succeeding geologic periods, a few forms persisted into the Permian Period which ended about 251 million years ago.