Platypus Necklace with Australian Gemstones, Mookaite and Chrysoprase

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What a great way to remember a visit, to think of your home town when abroad or to plan the next holiday - this necklace is easy to wear and showcases not only a detailed, rather unusual platypus charm, but also two Australian gemstones, mookaite and chrysoprase.

Mookaite is a colourful form of jasper which is found in Western Australia. This mookaite is cut into a smooth oval out of burgundy/brown material. The chrysoprase drop is natural apple green and black.

All three pendants are added to a shiny trace chain which measures 45cm in length and closes with a secure lobster claw clasp.

The solid pewter platypus charm is cast right here in Australia out of premium-grade pewter, the chain is made out of durable stainless steel.

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*The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), also known as the duck-billed platypus, is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania.

Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth. The animal is the sole living representative of its family.

The unusual appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it, with some considering it an elaborate hoax. It is one of the few venomous mammals, the male platypus having a spur on the hind foot that delivers a venom capable of causing severe pain to humans.

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