This necklace is inspired by the fossilized skeletons of the fish lizards, the ichthyosaurs. Ichthyosaurs, a group of aquatic reptiles, appeared during the Triassic period but were extinct by the late Cretaceous. They are thought to have evolved from a land reptile that returned to the sea, and their appearance was much like modern day whales and dolphins. They are distinguishable by a large eye that may have helped them avoid predators. Our knowledge of ichthyosaurs originates primarily from fossil finds from the Lyme Regis area of England and Holzmaden, Germany.
The ichthyosaur is 6 cm long (2.4 inches) in the longest dimension (left to right) and 1.4 cm (0.6 inches) from top to bottom. The necklace is designed with two bails at each end attached to a chain. The completed length of the necklace is 45 cm/18 inches.
The pendant is 3D printed in solid sterling silver, brass or 14K gold plated brass (shown) and is ready for gift giving with a gift box, polishing cloth, and care instructions.
All jewelry ships free of charge from the Ontogenie workshop in Germany. If you live outside of the EU, you may be charged customs or import fees.
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