Prehistoric Gem Fossil Cut Half Natural Large Opalized Ammonite.
Excellent Scarce Prehistoric Gem Fossil Cut Half Natural Large Opalized Ammonite.
Ammolite is a rare and valuable organic gemstone found in southeastern Alberta taken from the shells of fossilized Ammonites, composed primarily of aragonite. This is the same mineral that makes up nacreous pearls. It is one of few biogenic gemstones, others include amber and pearl. In 1981, Ammolite was given official gemstone status by the World Jewelry Confederation. In the same year, commercial mining of Ammolite began.
Ammolite comes in the full spectrum of colours, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. The quickly depleting world supply of Ammolite makes it a unique and memorable purchase. Ammolite is also known as Alberta’s Gemstone.
Ammolite’s iridescent colours glow with the beauty of a rainbow. Millions of years of tectonic pressure, glacial temperatures and minerals created this beautiful gem from the fossilized remains of the Ammonite shell. A glittering addition to any jewellery collection, Ammolite’s luminous qualities rivals the famous black opal for colours and fire.
Item Code - FOS11D2947WARZ1
Width: 5" Height: 4" Depth: 1/2" Weight: 281 g Carats: 1405 ct
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