Seahorse is the name given to 54 species of small marine fishes in the genus Hippocampus (coming from the Ancient Greek word hippos meaning "horse" and kampos meaning "sea monster"). Having a head and neck suggestive of a horse, seahorses also feature segmented bony armour, an upright posture and a curled prehensile tail.
This pendant was made by meticulously 3D photo-scanning an actual seahorse specimen in high resolution to retain all of the unique shape and detail. It is recommended to use a 6mm jump ring (not included) with this pendant.
About the material finishes:
◼️ Polished STEEL has a rough, aged appearance (even after polishing). It is 3D printed using a binder jetting process and is later infused with bronze, creating a material that is 60% steel and 40% bronze and can range in color from a silver gray to reddish bronze.
◼️ Nickel-plated STEEL has a more shiny, smooth appearance, but is still rougher than cast metals like silver. Just make sure you don't have any nickel allergies.
◼️ BRASS, BRONZE, GOLD, and SILVER are first 3D printed in a high detail cast-able wax, and then cast using a traditional lost wax process. Because of this, these metals are smoother and more detailed than the STEEL.