barnacle + aquamarine II

An aquamarine specimen mounted in a cast bronze barnacle. 

The barnacles were cast from fossils I have collected at local beaches. Once replicated in wax, I carved them out to fit each specific piece of aquamarine, then cast them in bronze, all in my small Maryland studio. 

The aquamarines are from Erongo Mountain, Namibia. Each piece comes with a specimen card. 

You will receive the exact piece photographed. See photo with quarter for scale and measurements:  entire piece : 22mm tall - aquamarine : 15mm