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Shell Microcosm Necklace

Shell Microcosm Necklace

$ 43.00

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 vibrant and highly detailed pattern is laser cut onto acrylic, hand-painted and topped off with a shiny resin top.  Because we chose to make this pendant with acrylic, not glass, this necklace is incredibly lightweight and super easy to wear.  You’ll forget you have it on!

An 18 inch sterling silver cable chain or snake chain is included in the base price, but you can get longer chain for just a little bit extra if you like.  Simply select your chain length and style from the drop down menus.

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Details

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

Size: Pendants are approximately 1 inch square (30mm). Include an 18” Sterling Silver chain, but you can upgrade to longer if like.

Materials: acrylic body, acrylic paint, 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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