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Sea Turtle (Chelonioidea - Sea Turtle) Microcosm Earrings

Sea Turtle (Chelonioidea - Sea Turtle) Microcosm Earrings

$ 33.00

Turtles Everywhere!

Add some nature to your look with these cool earrings featuring a super modern, bubbly abstracted design based on Chelonioideacommonly known as a Sea Turtle.  

Sea turtles, sometimes called marine turtles, are reptiles of the order Testudines. The seven existing species of sea turtles are: the green, loggerhead, Kemp's ridley, olive ridley, hawksbill, flatback, and leatherback.

These earrings are laser-cut and etched acrylic, topped off with a shiny resin top.  Each color is semi-transparent - the light shines beautifully right through them.  The sea green pair look like beach glass; the white pair are clear and will literally go with any outfit and look particularly lovely against darker hair colors and the blue ones look like vibrant cobalt blue and glow when hit by sunlight.   

Because we chose to make these earrings with acrylic, not glass, they are incredibly lightweight and super easy to wear and nearly unbreakable.  You’ll forget you have them on!

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Details

Scientific Classification:
          Kingdom: Animalia
          Phylum: Chordata
          Class: Reptilia
          Order: Testudines
          Suborder: Cryptodira
          Clade: Americhelydia
          Clade: Panchelonioidea
          Superfamily: Chelonioidea

Common Name: Sea Turtle
Microcosm Name: Turtle

Size: Earrings are approximately 0.8inches square (20mm).  They hang 1.5 inches long  (37mm).

Materials: acrylic body with sterling silver findings.

Care:  Microcosms are waterproof.  To clean use a soft cloth and mild soap as needed. Do not clean with alcohol.  (We can’t guarantee they are chlorine safe, so don’t wear in the pool, but salt water should be fine.)

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What is a Microcosm?

We call this line of vibrant jewelry Microcosms (small world)  -- part of an ancient Greek Neo-Platonic idea that the same patterns make up the world - from the largest scale (macrocosm - the universe) to the smallest scale (microcosm - microscopic and smaller).

With our Microcosms,the Lab Partners, seek to explore these patterns and bring them to the light, exposing the rich and diverse beauty found, but not necessarily always seen, all around us.

Each one Microcosm is a bit of a rorschach inkblot test - we know what creature or plant it is derived from, but we what to know; What do you see?

 


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