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Shell (Mollusca) Microcosm Clear Earrings

Shell (Mollusca) Microcosm Clear Earrings

$ 33.00

Let's Collect Sea Shells!

Raise your hand if, as a kid, you loved to collect shells - or always wanted to? (Good that's a lot of hands.)  

From the most common, to the rarest - shells have always fascinated me.  That is why this is one of my favorite designs because this design (probably the one that looks most like it's source) is derived from a Mollusc or Mussel Shell and that's why we simply named it "Shell."

Mollusca are amazing creatures, there are around 85,000 extant species of mollusca making them the largest marine phylum, comprising about 23% of all the named marine organisms.

This highly detailed pattern is laser cut onto acrylic and 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

Classification: Mollusca
Common Name: Mollusc or Mussel Shell
Microcosm Name: Shell

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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