Ammolite Pendant - Sterling Silver

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  • Regular price $75.00
 

Pendant Length: 50 mm

Setting: Bezel

Ammolite is the trade name given to the thin layer of aragonite shell that forms on certain species of fossilized ammonites. All jewelry-grade ammolite is found in the Bearpaw Formation on the banks of the St. Mary River in southwestern Alberta, Canada. Ammolite can have a multitude of colors but most commonly display hues of green, yellow, and orange. It is considered one of the very few fossilized gemstones.

Ammonites are an extinct group of marine animals named after the Egyptian god Amun who is famous for his "Ram's Horns." These sea creatures had soft bodies with tentacles. Their shells were chambered allowing them to propel themselves through the water. This species of ammonites is characterized by its ribbed shells and white exterior. There have been more than 10,000 species of ammonites identified, but none lived past the Cretaceous Period (145.5 to 66 million years ago), dying out along with the last of the dinosaurs. These interesting sea creatures survived three different extinction events, even the Permian extinction, a global warming event caused by volcanic activity and killed 96 percent of all sea life.

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