One of the oldest fossils found with feathers, Archaeopteryx lithographica was found near Blumenberg, Germany in 1877 and is about 150 million years old. Named after the limestone quarry where the original fossil was discovered, Archaeopteryx lithographica means “ANCIENT WING FROM THE PRINTING STONE”.
This sterling silver and bronze amulets and earrings are a beautiful depiction of that fossil and are shaped like an egg to signify the age old question “which came first, the chicken or the egg?”
As with the Archaeopteryx, it is believed to have had scales and teeth like a reptile but, also, feathers. Did it descend from the dinosaurs or was it always a bird? The argument has ended! Birds evolved from a group of small meat eating dinosaurs called theropods.
Amulet means: something worn to protect against evil. Wear the Birder's Luck Amulet to bring you great birding adventures and great birds.
This jewelry is my depiction of the "ancient wing of the lithographic stone" (ie- archaeopteryx lithographica). Designed as an amulet in the shape of an egg and meant to bring good luck and good birds to birdwatchers. The bracelet includes two birdie beads, the leather band loops over the amulet and one bead tightens it. To calculate bracelet length, measure circumference of wrist with a string or soft tape measure then add: 1/2" for snug fit...3/4" for regular fit...1" for loose fit. Most people like a snug fit.