A large ammonite fossils hang from hand forged copper hoop hooks in 14g, suitable to wear through stretched lobes of 14g or larger, or through tunnels of 10g or larger. The ear weights measure approximately 2 1/2" or 6.5cm, and weigh approximately 11 grams each.
These little creatures that lived over 60 million years ago have left ghosts of themselves, elegant spirals to remind us of the continuity of life. I have created a setting using free-form wrapped copper that has been work hardened, patina'ed and polished.
In medieval folklore, these fossils were considered snakes that had been turned to stone by a saint, one of which was St. Hilda of Whitby. They were considered "serpent stones" and often the head of a snake was carved onto the fossils and sold as souvenirs to pilgrims. This specimen resembles a ghostly eye.
All my jewellery is made by hand by my partner Mike and myself in a converted 18th century naval school on the wild North coast of Scotland. All pieces come gift wrapped.