The Horseshoe Crab Tail Earrings are made from the molding and casting of a real found Horseshoe Crab Tail in recycled silver. As the Horseshoe Crabs grow they molt, or shed their exoskeletons, the sheds wash up all over the beaches of the world. I collected the original tail from a molt in Cape May, New Jersey, where Horseshoe Crabs are known to breed, and sent it to my local casting company to be molded and cast in solid metal. Once the pieces are returned, they are cleaned, soldered to sterling french hooks and finally hand polished with care. The tail itself measures ¼” wide and 2 ½” long on ¾” long hooks.
This design is currently available in either oxidized or polished, solid sterling silver, but other metals are always available, message me for custom options and a quote. All HKM Jewelry pieces are properly hallmarked for metal type and stamped for authenticity.