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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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Y necklaceA Y necklace incorporates a design that has a long straight pendant in the middle, which serves to form (at least loosely) a letter 'Y'.  Some types of these use an opening clasp in the front, for greater ease in fastening.  This type of necklace is usually short, between 15 and 17 inches long.  The body of the necklace attaches to a longer bead, pendant, or multiple elements.  The example shown here from the site (Rohrjewelry) incorporates moonstone, iolite beads (iolite is a blue-violet or brownish, transparent or translucent gemstone) and cultured blue akoya pearls.  Imagine the beautiful Y Necklaces you could create with any number of the elements from The Bead Collection and/or our own Etsy Site:


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