Stunning Orthoceras Fossil and Hematite necklace 4.7cm Genuine Leather - slide adjustable - Hunting Stones

Stunning Orthoceras Fossil and Hematite necklace 4.7cm Genuine Leather – slide adjustable

$65.00

Stunning Orthoceras Fossil and Hematite necklace 4.7cm Genuine Leather

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Stunning Orthoceras Fossil and Hematite necklace 4.7cm Genuine Leather

One of a kind genuine fossil

This stunning necklace is the fossilized shell from and extinct Cephalopod – the fossil name is Orthoceras. The name Orthoceras means straight horn, referring to the characteristic long, straight, conical shell.

This particular Orthoceras pendant shows the Cephalopod that has been preserved in great detail – fossilized within the black limestone that is found in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. You can even see the individual chambers the nautiloid had in its shell.

  • Fossil:  Orthoceras
  • Main Colour: Black,Grey and White
  • Pendant size : 4.7cm long x 1.5mm wide at the widest section x 8.5mm thick at the thickest section
  • 1 x Black Hematite bead 6 x 2mm
  • Necklace: 1.5mm Genuine Leather cord adjusting from a choker size up to approximately 90cm (35 inches )
  • Necklace colour: Black
  • Condition: Naturally occurring fossil that may or may not show what some might call imperfections. Please view the photos for a better idea as you will receive the exact necklace as shown in the photos. Imperfection on tip.
  • Necklace comes in a Gift Pouch,we have a range of Gift Boxes available – to purchase a gift box suitable for this please select from Gift Boxes – B

 

Orthoceras fossils are extinct cephalopods that lived during the Upper Devonian period around 370 million years ago. Their calcium carbonate shells provided excellent physical protection against bites from predators and they were able to pull themselves inside to keep their soft bodies safe.

They made their own shells, which would grow over their lifetimes along with them. Only the front part of the shell held living tissue— older sections of their shells were sectioned off into empty sealed chambers. These chambers were a vital part of the second feature of the shell: their mobility.

They lived in the ancient oceans and were predatory hunters of the Paleozoic seas.


 

Jewellery Care

Wearing Your Jewellery
All jewellery including precious jewellery will naturally tarnish and look dull if proper care has not been taken. Always protect your jewellery from knocks, scratches, chemicals, water, and too much direct sunlight to minimize these effects.

Care Instructions
• Remove jewellery when showering or bathing. This is particularly important when on the beach, in the sea and in chlorinated water and even more so with handmade jewellery
• Avoid wearing jewellery when doing physical work such as housekeeping, gardening or exercise.
• Never expose jewellery to household cleaning products, especially bleach and highly reactive solutions.
• Remove jewellery before spraying perfume or hairspray and when applying make-up, creams to avoid the residue getting into the texture or gemstone setting and reacting to any metals.
• Remove jewellery at bedtime, sleeping with jewellery on puts a lot of stress on chains, links, clasps, and stone settings.

General Jewellery Cleaning

Using a soft, lint free cloth is an effective way to keep silver, yellow and rose gold jewellery looking shiny and lustrous. Do not use tissue paper or paper towels to clean metal as they can cause scratching. Storing your jewellery in a pouch away from sunlight and daily elements

Gemstones
Gemstones are all on a different hardness scale. If you drop your gemstone on tiles, there is a good chance it will break. Another thing to be careful of is gemstones on longer necklaces that can swing forward and hit benches or tables. Depending on the gemstone, some can be more sensitive to scratches, if a minor scratch does occur, it can be polished out in most cases.

Since many gemstones are quite delicate, hot water, harsh chemicals and cleaners should always be avoided unless using special products that are safe. We advise cleaning your stones with a clean, soft, cloth after wearing.
Have a jeweller inspect your gemstone settings every 6 months to avoid any potential loss of gemstones. The settings can be delicate and move when knocked or caught in something

Shell

Shell is fragile and can easily chip or break if knocked or dropped on a harder surface

Fossils
Are very delicate are not recommended for everyday wear

Try to not allow it  to come into contact with acids from the skin, wear on the outside of a top. Keep away from all chemicals,creams and sprays.

Try to store in a container with a silica gel sachet

Keepsake urn Jewellery
Urns hold our loved ones close or hold that something special such as a tiny piece of hair, sand, a petal from a flower.
The closures on urns whether being a thread or screw closure should be checked frequently, including the chains that hold pendant urns.
Urn jewellery can be professionally glued/sealed after they have been filled for peace of mind

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