Rhizocarpon is a type of lichen that grows on rocks at high altitudes. I found these on a summer camping trip, cut + shaped them to set into jewelry and decided on these earrings to showcase them :)
I set both in a fine silver bezel on sterling silver sheet. Small sterling silver hoops hang from a bail on the back of the setting, allowing it to move independently. These are super fun to wear and are the perfect gift for someone who loves Utah or if you need a piece of Utah for yourself!
Handmade sterling silver earring wires.
Approximate measurements: 4.2 mm long (1.6 inches), 2 mm wide (~.75 inches)