Sea Urchin and Gemstone Disc Posts

SKU: SE-1079

If you’ve ever spent time padding barefoot along a beach seeking seashells, then you probably know the singular glee of discovering a sea urchin shell. 


With the sand between your toes and the sound of ocean waves breaking in your ears, you probably weren’t thinking about the rich history we share with these shells—how people have treasured them for centuries and have worn them as protective amulets since medieval times. Of course, I didn’t know any of that in my early beachcombing days. All I knew was that whenever I was lucky enough to find one, I couldn’t stop running my fingers over its bumpy surface or staring at its symmetrical, otherworldly patterns.


Now that I’ve figured out a way to uniquely adapt sea urchin shells to my silver casting process, I’ve fallen in love with that amazing texture all over again. And I hope you like it too.


I cast these disc earrings in sterling silver and oxidized them to emphasize the depth and intricacy of the sea urchin texture. The 3mm faceted gemstones add a fun and vibrant pop of color. These earrings are incredibly comfortable and easy to wear.


These earrings pair perfectly with the sea urchin and gemstone disc pendant.



Material: recycled sterling silver

Finish: oxidized

Gemstone: 3mm, choose from the following list—blue topaz, peridot, garnet, amethyst, iolite, black onyx, citrine

Earring size: 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch

Gemstone 3mm

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