The trilobite is one of the best known and recognized fossils. The creature was protected by a hard calcite shell and this is what remains fossilized to this day. This shell would not grow with the creature so the shell was molted away several times. Thus one trilobite may have left several fossils during its lifetime.
The trilobite is the first creature known to have eyes, and some believe that the trilobite had 360-degree vision. As trilobites were believed to be water scavengers, living off the ocean bottom, this 360-degree vision came in handy. This elrathia kingi trilobite is approximately 550 million years old.
Trilobites are said to help with leadership and management skills, as well as develop patience, strength and perseverance. This fossil will allow you to recognize the path required to reach your goals, and give you the perseverance required to follow through.
- Set in sterling silver.
- Fossil with setting: 21 mm x 15 mm x 5 mm
- Hook length: 17 mm
- Features genuine fossil.
- Dangle earring.
- 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.