natural double side dragon scale ammolite gem

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natural double side dragon scale ammolite gem

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CA$70.00

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Vintage from before 1700

natural ammolite double sided gemstone. Thin and fragile. Approx 1 mm thick. 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. There is a curve in the stone that can be seen in the images.

First two images are of side # 1, and last two images are of side #2.

Measurements: 22 mm (7/8 of an inch) x 15 mm (5/8 of an inch) x 20 mm (7/8 of an inch) x 15 mm (5/8 of an inch)

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

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 ammolite double sided gemstone. Thin and fragile. Approx 1 mm thick. 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. There is a curve in the stone that can be seen in the images.

First two images are of side # 1, and last two images are of side #2.

Measurements: 22 mm (7/8 of an inch) x 15 mm (5/8 of an inch) x 20 mm (7/8 of an inch) x 15 mm (5/8 of an inch)

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

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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