Mary Anning, Single Loop Necklace 18k Gold Plated or Sterling Silver
This single loop necklace emphasizes individuality with a classic aesthetic. Made upon order in the USA.
.: Sterling silver or 18K gold plated
.: Multiple chain lengths
.: Several charm shapes
.: Nickel and lead free
Mary Anning was born into poverty, but became the greatest fossil finder of her era, powerfully influencing the new science of paleontology. She overcame a lack of formal education to emerge as one of the foremost authorities on fossils.
A specimen she discovered jointly with her brother provided the data for the first ever scientific paper about the ichthyosaur. She discovered and drew the first ever complete specimen of a plesiosaur; her discovery of fossilized feces allowed ancient animal diets to be deduced; and she discovered a fossil fish that bridged sharks and rays. All of this was achieved before her thirtieth birthday.
Her advice guided the work of many of the highest-ranking geologists and paleontologists of her day.
Her discoveries formed the basis of the earliest popular portrayal of prehistoric species.