P82 Ammonite Pendant
An Ammonite cabochon wire wrapped in gold filled wire.
Length including bail:1 1/2 inches
Width: 3/4 inch
Note: The reflective color of this pendant is only evident in bright light and not natural light. I tried to get a natural looking picture but was unable due to the flash causing the color to show.
Ammonite comes from the fossil remains of the AmmonitePlacenticeras Meeki (Female) and Intercalare (Male) and is found in the Black Bearpaw Shales of Southern Alberta, Canada.
Ammonite is the preserved mother-of-pearl of this ancient sea creature that has gone through an, as yet, unexplained geological and mineralization transformation - giving it the light refracting qualities that make it a precious gem. Ammonite is capable of splitting sunlight into every color imaginable.
The difference between Ammonites and Ammolites is that ammonites were animals but ammolites are gemstones. Ammolite gemstones (trade name "Korite") are thin, iridescent (opal-like) layers of fossilized shells of ammonites .