Cymatiosphaera Fossil Acritarch Dinoflagellate spore Pendant [Ontogenie Science Jewelry]
Cymatiosphaera Fossil Acritarch Dinoflagellate spore Pendant [Ontogenie Science Jewelry]
Fossil Acritarch micrograph Willemijn Quaijtaal [Ontogenie Science Jewelry]

Fossil Acritarch Pendant

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This lovely pendant is inspired by the fossil Cymatiosphaera. Cymatiosphaera is a species of Acritarch, an organic microfossil from the Neogene period. Some Acritarchs are thought to be fossilized cysts of dinoflagellates, a type of marine plankton with two flagella that propel it through the water. Dinoflagellate cysts, like bacterial spores, are a dormant zygotic form of the organism that wait around until conditions are right to revive, and are therefore plentiful among marine sediment microfossils. Cymatiosphaera was first identified from samples taken from the deep water Porcupine Basin off the coast of Ireland by Quaijtaal et al (Palynology 39:37-55, 2015).

The pendant is 3D printed in solid bronze or sterling silver, finished with a 45 cm/18 inch long rose gold plated silver chain or silver chain to match*, and is ready for gift giving with a gift box, polishing cloth, and care instructions. 

Pendant without chain can be purchased from my Shapeways shop: Fossil Acritarch Pendant

*While a 45 cm/18 inch fits most, other chain lengths are available. At checkout, write a note indicating your preference.

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