Foxy Fossils creates elegant fossil jewelry for men and women that feature authentic prehistoric fossils dating back millions of years. An avid fossil hunter for much of her life, Casey Garvin is the Founder, Finder, and Designer of Foxy Fossils. Growing up on the southeast coast, Casey has spent countless hours exploring the marshes, creeks, and beaches that has led to an astounding collection of shells, fossils, and other gifts from nature. Using her background in speech-language pathology, she used her skill set to research and identify the various fossils and even go on to become a paleontological society member here in Charleston, SC.
Casey began Foxy Fossils in 2016 as a way to share her passion for fossils with the community. Foxy Fossils’ signature pieces include the Vertebracelet, the stingray barb bar style necklace, hemipristis serra (AKA “snaggletooth”) shark tooth cuff links, and the Ravenel Bridge Stingray Mouth Plate earrings to name a few. Each piece is truly “epoch” and effortlessly combines prehistoric with present-day designs to create elegant, timeless accessories.
Founder - Finder - Designer
Casey earned her Bachelor's & Master's at the University of Georgia and is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist. Having studied a great deal of anatomy and physiology, Casey began recognizing similarities between human anatomy and fossils she was finding (e.g. palates, vertebrae, dentition). Her natural interest in science and nature inspired her to learn more about specific fossils and the species that once roamed the Lowcountry. She has done years of self-study paleontology, consults with a local friend and paleontologist, joined the Palmetto Paleontological Society, and has donated hundreds of fossils to local schools and events.
Photographer - Maker - Designer
Sandra is a crucial part of Foxy Fossils and an irreplaceable pair of hands and eyes behind our jewelry designs. Her keen sense of design aesthetics and elegant yet natural/coastal style has been instrumental in bringing Foxy Fossils to a new level of luxury ocean-inspired jewelry.
Sandra earned her Master's degree in Business and Design from a prominent university in Sweden. She oversees product quality which includes intricate selection of quality raw materials, creating & editing organic yet modern styled pieces, material and design problem solving, and ensuring proper assembly and composure of each design. She is also a key contributor in product photography, branding/styling, and business ideas. Sandra is forever a beach lover and treasure collector!
Fossils found and collected by Foxy Fossils for use in handcrafting original artisan jewelry are hunted on private land spots with permission from land owners and collecting does not disrupt the natural archaeological framework of the sites hunted. Fossils are found on land surfaces and are collected by hand. Foxy Fossils holds her Hobby Diver License for the state of South Carolina and reports any (if any) submerged paleontological findings to the South Carolina Museum Commission on a quarterly basis in accordance with the South Carolina Underwater Antiquities Act of 1991.