This design is based on a drawing by Ernst Haeckel, a noted 19th century German naturalist and artist, of the larval form of the sea cucumber 'Synapta digitata.' Sea cucumbers are echinoderms, a phylum of animals with radial, 5-point symmetry including sea urchins, sea stars, and sand dollars. What is fascinating about echinoderm larvae is how different their appearance is from echinoderm adults. The larvae are bilaterally symmetrical and planktonic. The adult sea cucumber does not form until the larva has gone through several developmental stages and finally, settled on the sea floor.
If you would like to purchase a chain along with this pendant, please click on the "ADD A CHAIN" button below the material dropdown. The bail loop for attaching a chain has an internal diameter of 4.8mm in the longest dimension and 2.5mm in the shortest.