small natural double sided ammolite stone

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small natural double sided ammolite stone

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CA$70.00

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

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Vintage from before 1700

natural free form ammolite, fairly thin and fragile. First four images depict side #1, last two images are of side #2. My natural stones are not coated, they are buffed and polished. Their color will not diminish over time. I would not recommend using this piece in jewelry making, as it is natural and not reinforced it is very fragile. A nice collectors stone.

20 mm (7/8 of an inch) longest side x 11 mm (3/8 of an inch) flat bottom x 15 mm (1/2 an inch) x 15 mm (1/2 an inch) curved portion. (2 mm at thickest width)

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

any shipping overages will be refunded.

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

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..


BuffaloStoneAmmolite [!at] gmail.com
www.buffalostoneammolite.com
"the singing stone"
natural free form ammolite, fairly thin and fragile. First four images depict side #1, last two images are of side #2. My natural stones are not coated, they are buffed and polished. Their color will not diminish over time. I would not recommend using this piece in jewelry making, as it is natural and not reinforced it is very fragile. A nice collectors stone.

20 mm (7/8 of an inch) longest side x 11 mm (3/8 of an inch) flat bottom x 15 mm (1/2 an inch) x 15 mm (1/2 an inch) curved portion. (2 mm at thickest width)

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

any shipping overages will be refunded.

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

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..


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

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