Chicxulub crater radar satellite image, by NASA, deep glass earrings
NASA satellite radar image showing part of the Chicxulub impact crater, Yucatan Penisula, Mexico.
The Chicxulub impact crater was formed when an asteroid of about 10 kilometers in diameter struck the Earth, around 66 million years ago.
The date of the impact coincides with the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary - the 'K–Pg boundary' - and climate disruption from the event is believed to be the cause of the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, a mass extinction in which 75% of plant and animal species on Earth became extinct, including all non-avian dinosaurs. The crater is approximately 150 kilometers in diameter and 20 kilometers deep.
The earring pendant trays measure 12mm diameter and 3.5mm deep, and are made from silver-plated brass. The glass cabochons are 10mm across and 6mm in depth, deeper than standard cabochons, creating an interesting and lively magnifying effect.
All earrings have sterling silver hooks and come in a sturdy black card gift box.