This Horseshoe Crab Tail Necklace is made from the molding and casting of real found Horseshoe Crab Tails in recycled silver or bronze. 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 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, it is cleaned and hand polished with care and strung on a 30” textured silver cable chain. The pendant itself measures ¼” wide and 2 ½” long. This design is currently available in either oxidized or polished, solid sterling silver or bronze, 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.