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Bijou Bryozoan Earrings

$170.00$375.00

Bijou Bryozoan Earrings are delicate and detailed. Perfect for everyday wear for easy breezy days with a touch of class. Hand sculpted and made in Hawaii.

 

Tuning Fork Bryozoan

Bryozoans aka “moss animals” are tiny creatures that live in colonies. The beautiful lace-like structures we see are the exoskeletons they build, similar to corals. These tiny, aquatic and invertebrate bryozoans are only about .5 mm and live within the skeletons they build. Bryozoa feed by filtering plankton from seawater via a crown of tentacles that they can retract.  However, unlike corals, bryozoans have a ‘lid’ that can protect them from unwanted attention! There are both fresh water and salt water bryozoans, and take a wide range of forms, from the gelatinous fresh water colonies to the hard calcified types we find on Hawaiian reefs. The Tuning Fork Bryozoan is one of our favorites – delicate, and tiny, with its detail only visible when enlarged in a photo!

 

Details

Bijou Bryozoan Earrings are delicate sculptures of a Tuning Fork Bryozoan cast in low tarnish sterling silver.

 

  • Each bryozoan measures 35mm across
  • Each earring is 2.5″/63mm long
  • Low tarnish sterling silver or 18K vermeil
  • Silver is hand-wrapped sterling silver ear wires with blue agates
  • Gold is hand-wrapped gold fill ear wires with blue sapphires
  • Hand-sculpted and cast
  • Lead and nickel free
  • Made in Hawaii
  • For longer earrings, or to inquire about vermeil or 18K gold, please contact us

Additional information

Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.5 in
Metal

Sterling Silver+Blue Agates, 18K Gold vermeil+Blue Sapphires

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