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This pretty little piece of ammolite shows red, green and orange. Ammolite has a quality called chromatic shift, which means it can show different colors at different viewing angles. This particular piece has a complete shift from red to green.

This piece of ammolite measures 11mm x 9mm and is ready to ship.
An 18" sterling silver snake chain is included.

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What is Ammolite?

***Ammolite is the mineralized remains of the fossil Ammonite Placenticeras. Ammonites were a hard-shelled squid-like creature similar to the modern Nautilus that lived during the Cretaceous Period. The gemstone material is formed from the compacted remains of the shell which was exposed to eons of tectonic movement, mineralization, intense pressure and heat. Gem-quality Ammolite is only found in the Bearpaw formation that extends from southern Alberta to Saskatchewan. There is only one area that is actively producing gem material, located near Lethbridge, Alberta.

How old is Ammolite?

***Ammolite is about 70 million years old.


Is Ammolite a gemstone?

***Ammolite was granted official gemstone status in 1981 by the CIBJO International Commission of Colored Gemstones.


Is Ammolite rare?

***It is considered to be one of the rarest gems on earth, if not the rarest, because of the extremely limited geographical area that the gem is found in.


Is this Ammolite treated?

***Nearly all the Ammolite jewelry sold by Crowsnest Mountain Jewelry is in triplet form. Ammolite gem is very thin, less than 1mm, and quite delicate and prone to flaking. This Ammolite has a backing of stone, and there is a clear spinel cap on the gem to protect it from fading and damage. This is the same treatment that is done to opal.

How do I care for my Ammolite?

***The most important thing is keeping it out of water. If you are wearing an ammolite ring, and wash the dishes, water can seep in under the cap and the stone, and ruin your gem. A little water won’t hurt it, but do not let it soak. A polishing cloth is provided to keep the silver bright.

Canadian Ammolite Pendant


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: ammolite, sterling silver
  • Ships worldwide from Canada
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