Foraminifera Necklace: Baculogypsina
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This star-shaped pendant is inspired by the foraminifera Baculogypsina, a single-celled marine organism with a calcium-containing shell. This creature provides the whimsical star-shaped shells of the star sand beaches of Japan. Whereas some species of Baculogypsina are extinct and can be found in pre-Cambrian fossil layers, other species of this genus still populate our oceans. Baculogypsina was drawn by Ernst Haeckel as a perfectly symmetrical 5-pointed star, but in nature these creatures usually have a jaunty, irregular shape, often with more than 5 points.
The pendant is 2 cm (0.8 inches) in diameter below the loop.
The pendant is 3D printed in solid bronze, 14K gold plated brass, 14K rose gold plated brass, or sterling silver, finished with a 45 cm/18 inch long rose gold plated silver, gold plated silver chain, or silver chain to match*, and is ready for gift giving with a gift box, polishing cloth, and care instructions.
*While a 45 cm/18 inch fits most, other chain lengths are available. At checkout, write a note indicating your preference.