Reimagined Components: 470 million year old Crinoid fossil specimen found in Mineral Wells, Texas with hand-drilled dark green agate crystal strung on a 25'' dark brown leather cord
1888's Take: "There is very little difference between fossilized animals and the crystals and rocks we use in our jewelry. As this crinoid sea creature slowly underwent the process of fossilization, it replaced its organic materials with the minerals in its surrounding matrix, making it indistinguishable from its surroundings. The only aspect of its former living self that was preserved was its shape. Reciprocatingly, the minerals of this green agate could and will find their way into a living creature when it is reabsorbed into the earth through natural geological processes. All the processes of biological life and geological evolution intertwine on a time-scape we have trouble conceptualizing. But we are the same as the minerals and the rocks, and that which we call alive. It would seem as though all our inner and outer workings move in a long and lovely dance throughout eternity." -Nathan
After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.