Orthoceras Fossil with Moonstone
- 3 inches tall by 1 inch wide
- Comes with 18 inch copper chain.
- One of a kind, hand made by Mermaid Raven.
- Pure Copper electroformed and oxidized by hand.
Orthoceras was an ancient mollusk that lived more than 400 million years ago. The name means straight horn, referring to the characteristic long, straight, conical shell. The preserved shell is all that remains of this ancestor of our modern-day squid.
Moonstone, like labradorite, is a variety of feldspar mineral. When cut en cabochon it exhibits “adularescence” or “Schiller Effect,” which gives flashes of color to the white stone. Moonstone’s have been used in jewelry by Ancient Greeks and Romans who believed it was born from solidified rays of the Moon.
It is recommended that you remove your jewelry prior to sleeping, bathing, exercising, or cleaning with chemicals. Each piece has been sealed with a non-toxic jewelry lacquer. You may gently clean your piece with mild soap and water but never use chemicals or other types of cleaners because this can damage the gemstones and remove the patina on the piece. Jewelry should be stored away from natural sunlight and heat in a protective jewelry box (like the one provided).
SAFETY/ALLERGY **All of our Jewelry is Nickel-Free**
Copper is a low-allergic metal and should cause no harm during contact with your skin. If you have had copper allergic reactions in the past, avoid copper jewelry. If you have any concerns about your health and wearing copper, consult your doctor.