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Gold Sand Dollar Earrings with Posts

Price: $18.00
Item Number: 0131G
Manufacturer: Drummer Cove Design
Manufacturer Part No: 0131G
The mold for this pewter casting was taken from an actual Sand Dollar that washed up on a Cape Cod beach. The sand dollar of each earring is 7/8th of an inch in diameter and weighs 0.12 ounce.
Children have been known to say that sand dollars are pressed sand that has been dried or even the money of mermaids washed-up from the deep. In reality, the fragile disk is the skeleton or "test" of a marine animal. By the time the test washes up on the beach it is missing its velvety covering of minute spines and appears somewhat bleached from the sun. It is hard to believe it was once alive.

The technique of replicating the exact shape of sea creatures was developed by Jeff Mitchell, a pewter smith who lives in Wellfleet, Cape Cod. All sea creatures are cast in a high grade lead free pewter

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