Deluxe 'Remarkable Creatures' Necklace - Silver
'In 1810, a sister and brother uncover the fossilized skull of an unknown animal
in the cliffs on the south coast of England. With its long snout and prominent
teeth, it might be a crocodile – except that it has a huge, bulbous eye.
Remarkable Creatures is the story of Mary Anning, who has a talent
for finding fossils, and whose discovery of ancient marine reptiles
such as that ichthyosaur shakes the scientific community and leads
to new ways of thinking about the creation of the world.
Working in an arena dominated by middle-class men, however, Mary
finds herself out of step with her working-class background. In
danger of being an outcast in her community, she takes solace in an
unlikely friendship with Elizabeth Philpot, a prickly London
spinster with her own passion for fossils.
The strong bond between Mary and Elizabeth sees them through
struggles with poverty, rivalry and ostracism, as well as the
physical dangers of their chosen obsession. It reminds us that
friendship can outlast storms and landslides, anger and andjealousy.'
The original Ammonite design was 100% handmade by Urban Faerie
using the delft clay method of casting.
The pendant is hand cast in London. It is made from recycled silver
before being cleaned and polished to perfection by UrbanFaerie.
The piece comes beautifully packaged in a gift box.
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