Astrocyathus

Marine Biology / Micropaleontology

Astrocyathus, or Deltocyathus as it is now known, is a star coral with 6-fold symmetry that is related to the sea anemones. Star corals are an important group of reef builders due to their ability to secrete a calcite skeleton from their soft bodies. The jewelry recreates the calcite skeleton left behind by this organism as drawn by Prof. Ernst Haeckel.

Available at my Shapeways shop and at my Etsy shop (click on images below for links).

Astrocyathus silver pendantAstrocyathus bronze sq