large ammonite specimen 17 lbs

BuffaloStoneAmmolite

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large ammonite specimen 17 lbs

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CA$3,000.00

Rare find - there's only 1 of these in stock.

Item details

Vintage from before 1700

This listing is for 2 halves of a large ammonite fossil that fit together weighing a total of approx 17 lbs. These fossils are considered a Canadian National Treasure.

Half #1 is double sided. (one side of first half is pictured in images 2, 3, & 4. The second side of the first half is pictured in images 5, 6 & 7.) This half was discovered in 3 separate pieces and has been glued back together. Weighs approx 8.5 lbs.

measures: approx 11 inches long x 7 - 1/4 inches high, base is 2 - 1/2 inches at thickest point.

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Half # 2 is one sided and pictured in the 9th image. This half was found in 2 pieces and has been glued back together. Weighs approx 8.5 lbs.

measures: approx 7 inches long x 7 - 3/4 inches high, base is 2 - 1/2 inches thick at thickest point.


Entire specimen is lacquered.

* Shipping cost does not increase with each additional item added to cart after the initial item. Shipping overages will be refunded.

Please convo me with any questions or for additional photos. International buyers please convo me for a shipping quote. It is possible to ship this to certain overseas locations.

Composites vs. free form..
Composites are taking three or more high quality ammolite chips and placing them together to create a tri colored 'aa' shell, which then is then attached to a matrix and capped with quartz. Like a mosaic as opposed to a naturally formed pattern. (not unlike a mosaic opal composite) These pieces are priced high and are as rare as obtaining three bright colors of ammolite chips and a good jeweler to carefully piece them together. This is why a free form tri colored shell (which the colors are naturally occurring together) is much more rare, and what consumers are often led to believe they are purchasing. I am not yet aware of a way to test for composites. If I were out to purchase a tri colored 'aa' piece of ammolite jewelry, I would examine how the colors intermingle with one another, or do the colors look artificially independent of one another..

Triplet = matrix (backing made of ammonite) + shell + quartz cap (three components / stacked layers each not naturally formed together. like a sandwich.)
Doublet = matrix + shell (two components/stacked layers, base was not naturally formed with shell, artificially attached.)
Natural = as-is naturally 100% formed


BuffaloStoneAmmolite [!at] gmail.com
www.buffalostoneammolite.com
"the singing stone"
This listing is for 2 halves of a large ammonite fossil that fit together weighing a total of approx 17 lbs. These fossils are considered a Canadian National Treasure.

Half #1 is double sided. (one side of first half is pictured in images 2, 3, & 4. The second side of the first half is pictured in images 5, 6 & 7.) This half was discovered in 3 separate pieces and has been glued back together. Weighs approx 8.5 lbs.

measures: approx 11 inches long x 7 - 1/4 inches high, base is 2 - 1/2 inches at thickest point.

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Half # 2 is one sided and pictured in the 9th image. This half was found in 2 pieces and has been glued back together. Weighs approx 8.5 lbs.

measures: approx 7 inches long x 7 - 3/4 inches high, base is 2 - 1/2 inches thick at thickest point.


Entire specimen is lacquered.

* Shipping cost does not increase with each additional item added to cart after the initial item. Shipping overages will be refunded.

Please convo me with any questions or for additional photos. International buyers please convo me for a shipping quote. It is possible to ship this to certain overseas locations.

Composites vs. free form..
Composites are taking three or more high quality ammolite chips and placing them together to create a tri colored 'aa' shell, which then is then attached to a matrix and capped with quartz. Like a mosaic as opposed to a naturally formed pattern. (not unlike a mosaic opal composite) These pieces are priced high and are as rare as obtaining three bright colors of ammolite chips and a good jeweler to carefully piece them together. This is why a free form tri colored shell (which the colors are naturally occurring together) is much more rare, and what consumers are often led to believe they are purchasing. I am not yet aware of a way to test for composites. If I were out to purchase a tri colored 'aa' piece of ammolite jewelry, I would examine how the colors intermingle with one another, or do the colors look artificially independent of one another..

Triplet = matrix (backing made of ammonite) + shell + quartz cap (three components / stacked layers each not naturally formed together. like a sandwich.)
Doublet = matrix + shell (two components/stacked layers, base was not naturally formed with shell, artificially attached.)
Natural = as-is naturally 100% formed


BuffaloStoneAmmolite [!at] gmail.com
www.buffalostoneammolite.com
"the singing stone"

Delivery & returns

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From Canada
CA$60.00 delivery to Canada
Returns and exchanges accepted
See return policy

Reviews

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Send items back within: 60 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase

Returns and exchange details

If you do not love your item, please do not hesitate to return it within 60 days for a full refund of the purchase price. Your refund will be honored upon receipt. I share the burden of shipping costs by fully refunding the initial shipping cost, while the buyer is responsible for the return shipping. (if tracking is not provided on items returned for refund they are sent at buyers risk.)

Questions about your order?

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Delivery policies

CANADA:

I ship using Small Packet Air. They quote 4 -5 business days.
Tracking provided on orders of $50 CAD or greater. Shipping overages are refunded.

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U.S.A. & all other destinations:

I ship using Small Packet Air International. This service quote's 5 - 10 business days, depending on destination. Some destinations may take longer.
Tracking provided on orders of $50 CAD or greater. Shipping overages are refunded.

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I currently do not ship to Mexico due to Customs regulations.

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* Shipping cost does not increase with each additional item added after the initial item.

* Your package will be shipped within two business days from transaction date.

* Shipping cost does not include any duty/custom fee's/ VAT or taxes, if applicable.

* Items ship from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

* Pendants are shipped in a pouch, packaged in a bubble lined envelope.
CANADA:

I ship using Small Packet Air. They quote 4 -5 business days.
Tracking provided on orders of $50 CAD or greater. Shipping overages are refunded.

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U.S.A. & all other destinations:

I ship using Small Packet Air International. This service quote's 5 - 10 business days, depending on destination. Some destinations may take longer.
Tracking provided on orders of $50 CAD or greater. Shipping overages are refunded.

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I currently do not ship to Mexico due to Customs regulations.

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* Shipping cost does not increase with each additional item added after the initial item.

* Your package will be shipped within two business days from transaction date.

* Shipping cost does not include any duty/custom fee's/ VAT or taxes, if applicable.

* Items ship from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

* Pendants are shipped in a pouch, packaged in a bubble lined envelope.

Payments

Secure options
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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I accept all options available at check-out.

Additional policies

* All of my ammolite are free form stones and none are composites.

* Care: A soft, nonabrasive cloth can be used when needed, and a commercial pearl cleaner is recommended for a thorough cleaning. Ultrasound cleaners and harsh chemical cleaners can damage ammolite and should be avoided. Keep your ammolite away from water and moisture.

* If you are purchasing a pendant:

Leather cord necklace included is made in U.S.A. with a solid sterling silver clasp. Black leather is dyed with a solution that does not contain AZO, a dye that sometimes contains benzene and other chemicals widely considered to be carcinogenic.

* Factors in my ammolite pricing:

- color.
Blue and purple being more rare, then yellow and gold, followed by red & green. In my opinion pink is the rarest color.

- lustre of quality of color at every angle.
While some pieces look just as great as other more expensive pieces in a photo, they might only display that depth and quality of color at limited angles or under limited lighting compared to their more costly counterparts.

- spectrum of color.
More valuable pieces may display two, three or four clear, quality colors all at once. The next best thing is a stone that will display a quality solid color at one angle, and when you tilt it at a different angle it will display another solid quality color.

- absence of natural inclusions on the shell such as cracks and lines.
(There are still very valuable pieces that have inclusions, but factors such as clarity and rarity of color bring the price up despite these imperfections.)

- size.
The above factors mentioned might make a much smaller stone more valuable than a large one, but with the rarer qualities price increases substantially with size.

- personal preference/ general uniqueness.

Ammolite is such a personal gem, it is hard to have a specific formula when measuring value. There are rare anomalies that some prefer, and others don't, such as presence of pyrite, for example. Patterns are naturally occurring in ammolite, and add to it's beauty and desirability.
* All of my ammolite are free form stones and none are composites.

* Care: A soft, nonabrasive cloth can be used when needed, and a commercial pearl cleaner is recommended for a thorough cleaning. Ultrasound cleaners and harsh chemical cleaners can damage ammolite and should be avoided. Keep your ammolite away from water and moisture.

* If you are purchasing a pendant:

Leather cord necklace included is made in U.S.A. with a solid sterling silver clasp. Black leather is dyed with a solution that does not contain AZO, a dye that sometimes contains benzene and other chemicals widely considered to be carcinogenic.

* Factors in my ammolite pricing:

- color.
Blue and purple being more rare, then yellow and gold, followed by red & green. In my opinion pink is the rarest color.

- lustre of quality of color at every angle.
While some pieces look just as great as other more expensive pieces in a photo, they might only display that depth and quality of color at limited angles or under limited lighting compared to their more costly counterparts.

- spectrum of color.
More valuable pieces may display two, three or four clear, quality colors all at once. The next best thing is a stone that will display a quality solid color at one angle, and when you tilt it at a different angle it will display another solid quality color.

- absence of natural inclusions on the shell such as cracks and lines.
(There are still very valuable pieces that have inclusions, but factors such as clarity and rarity of color bring the price up despite these imperfections.)

- size.
The above factors mentioned might make a much smaller stone more valuable than a large one, but with the rarer qualities price increases substantially with size.

- personal preference/ general uniqueness.

Ammolite is such a personal gem, it is hard to have a specific formula when measuring value. There are rare anomalies that some prefer, and others don't, such as presence of pyrite, for example. Patterns are naturally occurring in ammolite, and add to it's beauty and desirability.