Sliced, polished ammonite cufflinks

I didn’t dig these fossils up myself, but finding this beautiful matching pair of ammonites took a lot of rootling in a big box in the Oxford Natural History Museum gift shop! The spaces within the shell have been filled with various minerals, creating richly contrasting tawny, grey, speckley, translucent and opaque areas, including (if you look closely in one), another tiny shell trapped inside.

The fittings are made from solid sterling silver, and the backs are sterling silver domes with a slightly matt finish. I’d say these are suitable for palaeontologists, geologists, evolutionary biologists, steam-punks and just plain nerds, as long as they like their accessories to have a history attached!

In case you hadn’t gathered by now, I love bringing people’s dreams to life, so if this or anything else on my site inspires you, don’t hesitate to get in touch and I’ll create something just for you.

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