Shark Scale (S) - 18K Gold
Using the latest electron microscopes, Shark Scale Jewellery Series is formed from a digitally captured section of shark placoid scales. Increasing in number as a shark grows the placoid scales or dermal denticles are small teeth covering the whole exterior surface of the shark. As well as exhibiting sculptural beauty under high magnification, with five teeth fitting on a pin head, they act to reduce the build of parasites and give hydrodynamic benefits to the shark. By funnelling the surface water into the channels in-between the teeth the increase in speed cleans off any parasites and equals out the speed with the surrounding water reducing drag, allowing for maximum efficiency.
3D printed in wax, cast in plaster and then using the ancient lost wax process, the wax is melted out leaving a cavity to pour in liquid gold. Once the gold has hardened the plaster is removed to reveal your finished earrings. Cleaned and polished these earrings allow you to get up close and personal with a shark.
INCLUDES 18K GOLD EARRING HOOKS.
£10 FROM EACH SALE OF SHARK SCALE JEWELLERY SERIES IN 18K GOLD WILL BE DONATED TO THE SHARK TRUST.