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Fossil Coral Earrings

Fossil Coral Earrings   The Fossil Coral Earrings include:
*Florida agatized coral
*Sterling bezels and posts

Length:  1.25" (3.2 cm)495-1
Weight:  4.1 gm each (a nickel weighs 5 gm)

Please note these earrings are offered at a discount when purchased with the Goddess Necklace.

  Item #495-1                       SOLD

I bought a little piece of "old stock" Florida agatized coral rough on the web, hoping it would be a good color match for the Agatized Coral Necklace. Although the earrings would complement that necklace, they do not have its ochre tones. (They are actually a bit more pale/ivory colored than the photograph shows.) The fossils show coral structures which appear similar to the well known Michigan Petoskey stones. It is fascinating that the Petoskeys are about 350 million years old while the Florida corals are "only" 20-40 million years old. When you realize that early corals are known from 540 million years ago and that modern corals still survive to this day, it appears their survival strategy is a pretty good one. (Unfortunately today they are in serious decline with half the world's coral reefs expected to die by 2030. Yes we CAN save them!) June Culp Zeitner's fascinating chapter about the Florida coral geodes (see below) explains how the corals fossilized and turned to solid agate. This particular slab did not take the super high polish that one expects to see in an agate. The "softer" surface is nice though, and reminds you that living creatures once inhabited the little houses in the earrings.

A discount is available if you purchase these earrings with the Goddess Necklace. Please use the "add-to-cart" button on the necklace page if you wish to purchase both.

One-of-a-kind, subject to prior sale

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