For the geology and biology lovers! Calcarina belongs to the Order Foraminiferida – foraminifera. It’s also known as Okinawa star sand – although it is not sand at all.
Foraminifera are marine single-celled protists with shells made usually of crystalline calcite. The shells are commonly divided into chambers, which are added during growth. The group has a geological range from the earliest Cambrian (about 500 million years ago) to the present day, and considered to be a very important component of the geological record, and present day carbon cycle in the oceans.
The 24 karat gold plated pendant is made of Sterling silver (925) and is hand-carved.
You can have it in two sizes:
Small (Dainty) – Approx 0.6″ (16mm) includes 16″ (40.6cm) 24 karat gold plated chain with a 3″ (7.6cm) extension.
Large – Approx 0.8″ (21mm) includes 16″ (40.6cm) 24 karat gold plated chain with a 3″ (7.6cm) extension.
Also available in Sterling Silver.
Usually I strive to get products shipped as quickly as possible after payment clears. This is normally around a week (if I don’t have the item already in stock), but sometimes it may take up to 2 weeks. if you need something by a certain date, please, please, PLEASE CONSULT ME BEFORE you purchase!
All items include a gift box and are shipped in a protective wrapping.
Each piece or its finishing is hand made, so there may be minor variations from the photos and between identical pieces.
Standard shipment typically arrives around 7-12 business days.
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**There are no refunds for unclaimed packages, due to local taxes.
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**Please be aware that custom orders are not refundable and cannot be replaced!