Trilobite Fossil Necklace in Sterling Silver by Charles Albert | Artifact #3164

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Genuine Trilobite Fossil in Gleaming Sterling Silver

Please Note: This is an authentic fossil, and you will receive the exact piece of jewelry in the photographs and description.

After years of selling designer Charles Albert's stunning fossil jewelry, we are just too busy with the historic treasures to continue this line - so it's you're chance to get a one-of-a-kind piece of history at special savings!

Trilobites became extinct 65.5 million years ago. Trilobites appeared over 450 million years ago as some of the first arthropods - and some of the most successful of all early animals - roaming the oceans for over 270 million years, until the extinction event of the Cretacious-Paleogen era. (At this time, a massive comet or asteroid hit the earth at Mexico’s present-day Yucatan Peninsula, killing three-quarters of the plant and animal species on earth, including the dinosaurs.)

Your Trilobite Fossil Necklace

  • Fossil: Genuine Trilobite
  • Setting Metal: Sterling Silver 
  • Chain: 20" Antiqued Sterling Silver
  • Designer: Charles Albert
  • Size: 1" Across and 1 1/4" Tall

The trilobite was armored with a super-tough exoskeleton that protected it as it navigated the ancient seas. It had a prominint head, or cephalon, jointed legs and long antennae. 

Arthropods are still with us, in the form of the creepy crawlies we encounter in the basement - ants, spiders, pill bugs and the like. Descendents of the hearty trilobite are also found on our dinner tables - lobster, shrimp or crayfish anyone? Your trilobite comes to you from the fossil fields of Utah - once covered by a mighty ocean teaming with life.

What is a Fossil?

A fossil is the prehistoric remains of a plant or animal. Most fossils are created when a plant or animal is buried under layer after layer of sand and mud. Under the massive pressure of hundreds of thousands of years these layers become sedimentary rock. Minerals from the rock seep into the plant or animal, replacing them with a perfect replica in stone.

Fossils come in all shapes and sizes – they are as varied as the plants or animals they once were. The largest are dinosaur bones (which may be ten or more feet in length for a single bone) and the smallest are plant spores only a few hundredths of an inch across.

Fossils are found all over the world. As the wind and rain erode hillsides, fossils become visible, and scientists can find and study them. Removal of fossils from the rock is done very carefully to preserve the beauty and detail of the specimen.

Your Fossil Jewelry Comes Complete with:

  1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
  2. A Detailed Certificate of Authenticity Detailing Your Fossil's Story
  3. A Gift Pouch
  4. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card