Location: France and Madagascar
Age: 56 Million Years Old to Today
Sand Dollars are part of the echinoderms family and a type of burrowing sea urchins. They are also related to sea stars and sea cucumbers.
Biologists have observed sand dollars cloning themselves in larvae when predators are near by. The sand dollars that are still embedded in the limestone matrix are around 23 million years old. In folklore, sand dollars represent coins lost by mermaids or the people of Atlantis. Sand dollars are also known as snapper biscuits, sea cookies or pansy shells.
- Set in sterling silver.
- Fossil with setting: 13 mm x 11 mm x 6 mm
- Hook length: 14 mm
- Features genuine fossil.
- Dangle earring features a hook on the back to prevent loss
- This item includes an information card about the fossil.
- A certificate of authenticity is included with this item.
- This fossil requires special care - exposure to water and other chemicals, such as shampoos or perfumes, will damage it over time. If you polish the jewellery, avoid polishing the stone itself. A silver-cleaning dip should never be used with this piece.