Silver Miniature Urchin Stud Earrings



These adorable Miniature Urchin stud earrings are perfectly formed tiny silver shells. The fine detail on each is designed as nature designed it, delicate and exquisite. Wear them as a staple in any wardrobe. Subtle, feminine and complimentary to any outfit – demure, but with a whiff of the adventure of the deep reef!

Miniature Heart Urchins

Most of us have seen heart urchins (aka sea mice), those puffy paper-thin shells that look like blown-up sand dollars (see image below). Miniature Heart Urchins are actually tiny cousins to the far bigger heart urchin, and only ever attain about 1 cm long. We find them in sandy patches in the reef, many of them with holes drilled in them by predators! They are hollow and bubble-like, also known as ‘urchin tests’. As with all of the silver shells we use at ‘Alohi Kai, we only use found-shells that are empty and unoccupied before taking them from the sea – we would never knowingly harm a creature that grew or uses them!

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Our Miniature Urchin Stud Earrings are perfect replicas of full grown miniature heart urchins! The shells are found empty on the reef; we never take things alive from the sea. We make molds from these paper-thin perfect little shells (called ‘tests’) and then make wax copies. Each wax model is cast in low-tarnish sterling silver, and ground, filed and prepped for soldering. We use pure sterling silver posts for these.


  • Miniature Urchins vary from 7x9mm to 8x10mm
  • Cast in low tarnish sterling silver
  • Sterling silver shell and posts
  • Lead and nickel free
  • Made in Hawaii
  • Looking for drop earrings? Try the Tiny cowries earrings
  • Questions or to request gold please contact us

Additional information

Dimensions8.5 × 5.5 × 1.5 in

Solo stud, Pair of studs