Ula Studs - Oxidized Sterling Silver

Ula Studs - Oxidized Sterling Silver


Ula means "sea jewel" in the Celtic language.  These particular sea jewels are fossilized Ammonites cast in sterling silver and finished with sterling posts.

This pair have been oxidized which turns the metal black and then I polish them again leaving the recesses black.  This technique gives more depth to the shell casting and leaves the earrings with a little more of a vintage feel than the bright silver version.

Ammonites first appeared around 240 million years ago.  They were prolific breeders, lived in schools, and are among the most abundant fossils found today. They went extinct with the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Scientists use the various shapes and sizes of ammonite shells that appeared and disappeared through the ages to date other fossils.

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