Location: France and Madagascar
Age: 56 Million Years Old to Today
Sand Dollars 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 preditors 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 in setting: 23 mm x 24 mm x 10 mm
- Bail length: 10 mm
- Features a genuine fossil.
- 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 lotions or perfumes, will damage it over time. If you polish the jewellery, avoid polishing the fossil itself. A silver-cleaning dip should never be used with this piece.
*Sterling silver chain is not included. It is available for purchase here.