In Australia, Ediacaran fossils were first discovered in Ediacara Conservation Park (Flinders Ranges) by the late Reginald Sprigg in 1946. The Flinders Ranges (South Australia) is the only place in Australia where you will find these fossils.
Over the past 20 years Dr. Jim Gehling from the South Australian Museum and Prof. Mary Droser (University of California Riverside) and their respective teams have been busy travelling to the remote Flinders Ranges to study South Australia's Ediacaran fossils.
Half a Billion Ediacaran jewellery is the creation of Dr Felicity Coutts - who studied Ediacaran fossils for her PhD. Through her studies, she was inspired to create jewellery cast from the fossilised impressions of the Ediacaran fossils that she studies. Her products are made by both her and her crafty brother, Jason Coutts near Adelaide in South Australia.
Through locally making jewellery from the exact replicas of Ediacaran fossils we aim to increase the awareness of the awesome ancient fossil heritage here in South Australia, and inspire the study of these early marine pioneers. You can find our Ediacaran jewellery for sale at the South Australian Museum shop.
If you would like to find out more about these awesome ancient fossils, the South Australian Museum has an Ediacaran Gallery on Level 3 where some of the world's finest Ediacaran fossils are displayed.
You can find our jewellery at:
The South Australian Museum Shop
North Terrace, Adelaide
Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum
Lot 1, Dinosaur Drive
Caves Cafe (Naracoorte)
Prairie Hotel Parachilna
Corner of High Street and West Terrace
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