Stunning Sterling Silver hand made wire Fossil Belemnite pendant & an 18in trace chain.
Designed & hand made by an experienced craftsman, this Belemnite has been captured in a simple square wire mount, with three shaped bands.
The pendant has been created to showcase the simple lines in the belemnite and the minimal details in the mount adds a touch of nature-inspired beauty to your look. ABOUT THE PENDANT
► The Belemnite is over 65million years old. 55mm x 26mm x 10mm at its maximum points.
► The pendant including mount is approx. 70mm x 30mm x 12mm at its maximum points. Including bail if supplied
► Using sterling silver wires both square and round wrapped around the ammonite and finished with accent twists. Included are some sterling silver beads.
► Weight of silver 4.8grams. Total including the Ammonite 18.4gABOUT THE BELEMNITE.
Belemnites are probably the most well known extinct cephalopod after the ammonites. They are quite common fossils and have a worldwide distribution. They are a very characteristic and easily recognisable fossil usually resembling a bullet in shape, although this only represents the extreme 'tail' of the animal.
The name 'Belemnite' is derived from the Greek word belemnon which means javelin or dart due to the obvious resemblance in the shape of the fossil. It was a common folklore tale that belemnites were formed from the point of strike of lightning bolts into the ground; hence they are frequently referred to as 'thunderbolts'.