This necklace was inspired by the fabulous 19x54mm orthoceras fossil pendant. Orthoceras, also known as Orthoceratites, is a genus of extinct nautiloid cephalopod. Its name is derived from the words “straight horn”, referring to it’s long, conical shell. These creatures roamed the seas during the Ordovician Period (485 million - 443 million years ago). In designing this necklace, I wanted to pull out and enhance the colors in the fossil. First I chose labradorite, gray with flash, in a range of widths but mostly 4x12mm. Then to add some extra flash, I added AA faceted 4x6mm rainbow moonstone. Finally for some added sparkle, I added the most beautifully-cut 7x13mm faceted smoky quartz. The necklace is sterling silver and fastens with a hook clasp and extender chain. You can wear it from 21”-23”. The pendant hangs down 2.5”.