Radiolaria 'Saturnalis' NecklaceRegular price €84.00
This pendant is inspired by the radiolaria 'Saturnalis circularis.' Its structure consists of a perforated, bumpy radiolarian sphere surrounded by a circular ring connected to the sphere by two radial spines. Typical for the polycystine radiolaria, Saturnalis has a tiny sphere inside the larger sphere. I wasn't able to recreate the tiny inner sphere in this pendant due to size constraints. First described by Ernst Haeckel, this unicellular organism has lived in our oceans for 60 million years. In comparison to S. circularis, other Saturnalidae can have oblong external rings, asymmetric placement of the inner sphere and spiked adornments on the external ring (Dumitrica & Hungerbühler, Revue de Micropaleontologie, 60(1):87-135).
The Radiolaria Saturnalis pendant is 2.5 cm (1 inch) in diameter.
The pendant is available in solid sterling silver or 14K gold plated brass (shown) and finished with a sterling silver, gold-plated silver or rose gold-plated silver anchor chain to match.