Ammolite and Diamond Necklace
About the Piece
This necklace is a show stopper. If you enjoy collecting unique gemstones, this piece is for you. I have had this magnificent fossil in my gem collection for years waiting for its perfect placement. It features a uniquely shaped Ammolite fossil. The flash and vibrant display of color within this piece is unparalleled. The Ammolite is embellished with 14k gold and diamond accents, and hangs from an adjustable silver chain.
- Materials: AAA grade Ammolite Fossil (Canada) 14k gold, 1.5 mm diamond, and .925 sterling silver
- One of a kind piece of art
- Handmade in my tiny, mobile, studio in northern Washington
- Pendant: 1½” long by ¾” wide
- Chain: Adjustable between 18-20”
- Secured with a lobster clasp
- Jumped rings are soldered closed for extra protection
- Created with sustainably sourced gemstones and recycled metals
- Slightly matted finish
- All purchases come in a jewelry box made from recycled materials,wrapped in natural ribbon, and packaged in compostable mailing materials
A Note on this Stone
Ammonites are an extinct group of mollusks. These creatures, along with the dinosaurs, died out at the end of the Cretaceous Period around 65 million years ago. Their existence on Earth lasted for 330 million years. When ammonites died, they were deposited at the bottom of the ocean and covered with sediment. After being buried for millions of years, the remains of these marine organisms fossilized and left behind shells which are found throughout the world. In some parts of Southern Alberta, the shell of the ammonite creature has an outer layer of beautiful color. This color is a gemstone called "Ammolite" and was created as a result of the geological and mineralogical processes that occurred in these areas. The mineral that caused this color to form is called aragonite. Ammolite is one of the rarest gemstones in the world. This is because the only area in the world known to yield gem grade Ammolite is in Southwestern Alberta, Canada.