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Fossil cufflinks! These definitely make a fab dads birthday gift or father of the bride! Stunning Ammonite fossils in Pyrite. Set on your choice of metal cufflink hardware. Wow, as soon as I saw these Ammonites I knew they would be perfect luxury cuff links for him. These are 2 fully fossilized Ammonite (determined to be between 240-96 million years old) that solidified in Pyrite. I am making it your choice which side will be facing out; shiny or textured. See photos. Made to order to your specs. Ammonites became extinct along with the Dinosaurs. Very special. Gift giving ideas: To yourself (of course!), Father of the Bride gift, Fathers Day gift, Birthday gift for men, Groomsmen gift, Best Man gift, Anniversary gift for Husband, Boyfriends Birthday, Graduation Gift, Boyfriend Anniversary, Son's Birthday present. SIZE: 15mm-18mm at widest, approximately SHIPPING INFO: : Ships within 5 business days. You will have the option of shipping method during checkout. Yay! All Rights Reserved, Copyright BendixenART 2009-2019 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hop back to my shop here: www.Gemologies.etsy.com * My Policies and FAQ's,** click here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/gemologies#policies Gain trust in me by reading my 300+ 5-star reviews: https://www.etsy.com/shop/gemologies#reviews INFO ON AMMONITES: These sea creatures first appeared 415 million years ago in the form of a small, straight shelled creature, known as Bacrites. They quickly evolved into a variety of shapes and sizes including some shaped like hairpins. During their evolution the ammonites faced no less than three catastrophic events that would eventually lead to their extinction. The first event occurred during the Permian (250 million years ago), where only 10% survived. These surviving species went on to flourish throughout the Triassic, however at the end of this period (206 million years ago) they faced near extinction, when all but one species survived. This event marked the end of the Triassic and the beginning of the Jurassic, during which time the number of ammonite species grew once more. The final catastrophe occurred at the end of the Cretaceous period when all species were annihilated and the ammonites became extinct. This event apparently coincided with the death of the dinosaurs. How did ammonites live? Ammonites began life as tiny planktonic creatures less than 1mm in diameter. In their infancy they would have been vulnerable to attack from other predators, including fish; however, they quickly assumed a strong protective outer shell that shielded their soft interior from damage. Evidence suggests that they gained in size rapidly, with females growing up to 400% larger than the males. Ammonites moved by jet propulsion, expelling water through a funnel-like opening to propel themselves in the opposite direction. They typically lived for two years, although some species survived beyond this and grew very large as pictured above. Evidence of their short lives is estimated by looking at their living relatives - the nautilus. These creatures exist within modern day seas and possess many characteristics similar to ammonites [Discoveringfossils.co.uk/ammonites] By purchasing from Gemologies, it assures me that you have read and accept all of my & Etsy's policies and FAQ's SHIPPING INSURANCE TIPS: I purchase insurance on your behalf. If you are a domestic OR international customer and need more than $400 insurance (your purchase is over $400.00), you MUST choose expedited shipping. If you do not, only $400 can be refunded if your parcel is lost. By purchasing from me, you agree to my policies and FAQ's found all over my shop. Thanks! *PLAN AROUND MY AWAY DATES: 10/22/21-11/8/21 I will have access to messages and will reply once per day to your requests if necessary. I will be out of the country. AND: 11/18/21-11/23/21 I may not be able to check messages during this time. I appreciate you all! Please plan accordingly with your orders given the processing time and transit time. There will be no cancellations accepted as am giving 2 months notice. Thank you!!