The silver sea urchin pendant is an inspiration coming from the sea. We made a copy of a natural urchin and turned it into a unique handmade jewel. Nature is our inspiration in the creation of new designs for our jewellery collection. This silver pendant is a jewel that can be worn at any occasion. You can also see our jewel collection of urchins here.
Dimensions / material:
Urchin: 2-3cm handmade silver 999°
Chain: solid silver 925°
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Sea urchins or urchins are typically spiny, globular animals, echinoderms in the class Echinoidea. About 950 species live on the seabed, inhabiting all oceans and depth zones from the intertidal to 5,000 metres (16,000 ft; 2,700 fathoms). Their tests (hard shells) are round and spiny, typically from 3 to 10 cm (1 to 4 in) across.
Sea urchins move slowly, crawling with their tube feet, and sometimes pushing themselves with their spines. They feed primarily on algae but also eat slow-moving or sessile animals. Their predators include sea otters, starfish, wolf eels, and triggerfish.
The animals have been studied since the 19th century as model organisms in developmental biology, as their embryos were easy to observe; this has continued with studies of their genomes because of their unusual fivefold symmetry and relationship to chordates. Species such as the slate pencil urchin are popular in aquariums, where they are useful for controlling algae. Fossil urchins have been used as protective amulets.