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Orthoceras ("straight horn") is a genus of a now-extinct nautiloid cephalopod -- a once living, shell like organism. Each stone is polished to better reveal their lovely black and grey and off-white hues, and the vertebrae structure is clear as shown in the photos.
This set is predrilled (front to back) and ready for stringing into a matched necklace/earring set, or for use separately. The largest stone is approx. 39 x 24 mm., with an approx. 2 mm. hole. The two smaller ones are slightly different in size -- the smallest at approx. 34 x 14 mm., the larger at approx. 40 x 15 mm. The hole in this latter pendant (40 x 15 mm. one) is slightly chipped. Each of the smaller pendants has an approx. 1 mm. hole.

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murano glass heart bead largeOur bead of the week is this delightful Murano Glass heart bead with 24k gold foil for a little touch of luxury. Read more about the history of this amazing type of bead in our blog post on Venetian Glass Beads. And SHOP in our Etsy store (just click on the button on this site) if you want to buy this sweet little gem for a special necklace design.

 

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