bronze archaeopteryx fossil pendant
Archaeopteryx pendant sterling silver on model Ontogenie
Archaeopteryx Pendant
archaeopteryx pendant in gold plated brass
bronze archaeopteryx fossil pendant
archaeopteryx pendant in solid sterlin silver
bronze archaeopteryx fossil pendant
bronze archaeopteryx fossil pendant
archaeopteryx fossil naturkundemuseum berlin

Archaeopteryx Pendant

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The Archaeopteryx pendant illustrates an important fossil with features of both birds and lizards. Like birds, Archaeopteryx had opposable toes, a wishbone and feathers. Its neck curved in a gentle S-shape like herons and egrets. Similar to dinosaurs, it had gastralia, i.e., free floating vertebrae in the trunk that are only seen in dinosaurs and modern day crocodiles. It had three fingers with claws extending from its wings, something birds do not have. Archaeopteryx had teeth, unlike birds. Finally, Archaeopteryx had a long bony tail to which its tail feathers were attached, whereas modern birds have a "pygostyle," a much reduced and fused caudal vertebra to support the tail feathers.

One of the most beautiful Archaeopteryx fossils ever discovered can be seen at the Naturkundemuseum Berlin. It has been called the "Mona Lisa of Fossils."

The Archaeopteryx pendant is 5.6 cm (2.2 inches) long below the loop. WARNING: The design has many pointy features so I am only offering it on a 60 cm (24 inch) chain so that it hangs on your shirt and not on your skin. Neverthless, please be careful when wearing this pendant as it could scratch your skin or snag your clothing. The interior wing is folded closer to the body of the Archaeopteryx than the outer wing to prevent it from scratching the wearer.

The pendant shown is 3D printed in solid bronze. The pendant is also available in 14K gold plated brass and sterling silver. Please note that the silver and bronze versions of the pendant are only polished lightly to preserve fine details. The pendant is finished with a 60 cm/ 24 inch chain to match and is ready for gift giving with a gift box, polishing cloth, and care instructions. 

Please note: the video is a computer animation designed to show all sides of the pendant and may not accurately represent the color of the metal.

To learn more about Archaeopteryx, check out this blog post: On Dinosaurs, Birds and Bavaria

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Transit times:

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  • EU: 2-4 days
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  • Australia, New Zealand: 10-17 days

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Your jewelry will be gift-wrapped in original Ontogenie packaging.

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**Orders to the United Kingdom of more than 135 GBP/158 Euro will incur import duties that must be paid by the customer at the time of receipt of the package in the UK. If you do not pay the import duties, the jewelry will be destroyed or returned, and your order will not be refunded.**

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Heather A.
Simply the best

My archaeopteryx necklace is simply the best thing I have bought for myself in a very long time. It is made well, has fantastic detail and would make any paleobiology buff happy! Highly recommend!

Thank you for your sweet review. I'm so glad to hear you like your Archaeopteryx necklace.