The sand dollar is flat-looking burrowing sea urchin belonging to the order Clypeasteroida. It lives on the floor of shallow sandy waters along the coasts of ocean waters in the Northern Hemisphere. The mollusks are washed up on beaches regularly.
After the urchin is washed up on the beach and bleached by the sun, it looks like a large silver coin, such as the old Spanish or American dollar. Ergo, its simple American name. In other places it is known as the sea biscuit or pansy shell.
The mythological legend of the Sand Dollar claims they represent coins lost by mermaids or the people of Atlantis, the mythical city that sank below the ocean millennia ago.
In any case, this elegant statement piece of jewellery will always be a reminder of sandy beaches and the joy of discovering these treasures of the sea.
- 22 Carat Gold Plate
- Approximate measurements: 30mm x 30mm
- Gender: Female
- Supplied on an 18 inch chain. Jewellery box included