Fossil Turritella Agate Silver & vLeather Wire Wrapped Pendant Necklace Handmade Wire Wrapped Jewelry, Perfectly Twisted Wire Wrap Jewelry
Fossil Turritella Agate Sterling Silver & Vegan Leather Wire Wrapped Pendant Necklace, Handmade Wire Wrapped Jewelry, Perfectly Twisted Wire Wrap Jewelry
Sterling Silver Wire Wrap Fossil Turritella Agate Stone
18 inch Silver Plate Chain & Vegan Leather Necklace
*** Optional is to have the Sterling pendant on a Silver plated 24 inch chain, without the vLeather ***
Please contact me if you'd like to change the neck gear. No additional changes/charges to price.
Pendant Height = 2.75 inches approximately
Pendant Width = 2 inches approximately
"Turritella Agate is the popular name used for a brown, translucent, fossiliferous agate found in the Green River Formation of Wyoming. It is very easy to recognize because it contains large fossil snails that stand out in a white-to-tan color that contrasts with the brownish agate.
This organic gem material was incorrectly named decades ago when the christener thought that the spectacular spiral-shaped gastropod (snail) fossils entombed within the stone were members of the marine Turritella genus. That was a mistake. Instead, the fossils are of the freshwater snail, Elimia tenera, a member of the Pleuroceridae family.
Before the correct name was realized and widely published, the gem material became quite popular and the name "Turritella" went wild in lapidary magazines, gem, mineral, and fossil books, catalogs, and exhibits. Today it is typically seen without corrective note in all of those sources, along with websites, online auctions, and computer software. Only a fraction of the people who have collected the material, cut it into cabochons, sold it, bought it, or worn it in jewelry have any knowledge that Elimia is a more appropriate name.
It is possible that the misnamed Turritella is the best-known fossil from the Green River Formation. "
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