Orthoceras Fossil Pendant from Nepal, 19x71mm, 1 piece
Orthoceras was an ancient mollusk that lived more than 400 million years ago. The preserved outer shell in stone is all that remains of this ancestor of our modern-day squid.
The shape of this awesome pendant reminds me of an obelisk. It has such a great feel to it; Primitive, tribal, bohemian.....A perfect focal point for all of your jewelry creations.
Handmade in Kathmandu, Nepal, these pendants are made from an ancient prehistoric fossilized mollusk called Orthoceras, from the Saharan Desert. The back of the pendant is enclosed in intricately carved swirling flower and leaf-like designs on white brass. A large hinged bail makes these perfect for all types of cords and necklaces.
No two pendants are alike, as you can see in the photograph.
These measure approximately 19mm wide" x 71mm tall (or, just less than 3" including the bail). The inner loop on the pendant bail on top is approximately 7mm large making it perfect for leather or twine.
I travel to Nepal once a year to hand-select all of my Nepali jewelry making supplies. I work with small-scale, family-run businesses, most of whom have been crafting these pieces for generations. I sit in the tiny little shoebox of a shop and look at their new designs, while sipping tea, and choose my favorites. It's pretty magical. Purchasing these goods help me support them in their handmade, traditional craft.
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