I’ve always been attracted to seahorses. Named for their equine appearance, seahorses swim up right and have a curved horse like neck and head. Fossils have been discovered dating back 13 million years ago. Sadly, the seahorse population is now considered endangered due to over fishing and loss of habitat. Our own Mote Marine in Sarasota, Florida, breeds seahorses and is working to restore coral reefs.

 

 

Interestingly, the male seahorse takes on the majority of the reproductive responsibilities. What a guy! After an extended courtship, the male receives the eggs and carries them to birth. Seahorse pairs stay together through the breeding season.

 

 

I love to incorporate these beautiful seahorses in my Sea Life Beach Jewelry collection. Their story is told in a design of the sea surrounded by the hues of the ocean colored stones of larimar, aquamarine, blue topaz, accented with pearls, mother of pearl or the striking colors of peach and red coral. The stones are handcrafted in .925 sterling silver to create wearable art jewelry seahorse necklaces, bracelets and pendants.

Discover our Elligators Silver Jewelry designer seahorse jewelry here!