This sterling silver wrap style ring is set with a fascinating and unique Elrathia Trilobite fossil. Featuring a sparkling red Garnet and a hammered, antiqued finish on the silver. The ring is set to a size P (UK) or 7¾ (US) but there is a little give to size up slightly, without compromising the intended design. Fossil measures roughly 16x11m, and the Garnet measures 6x4mm. . Comes presented in a quality Two Skies jewellery box, ready for gifting.
Trilobite & Garnet Sterling Silver Adjustable Ring
Dug by hand in Utah, this Elrathia species, Trilobite fossil is a remarkable, hard-shelled, segmented creatures that existed over 520 million years ago in the Earth's ancient seas! Although all extinct now, (they went extinct before dinosaurs even came into existence!) they represent among the first explosions of biological diversity that this amazing planet of ours has generated over time.
Until the early 1900s, the Ute Native Americans of Utah wore these trilobites, which they called pachavee (little water bug), as amulets. A hole was bored in the head and the fossil was worn on a string. According to the Ute themselves, trilobite necklaces protect against disease and bullets.