Perhaps one of the most beautiful of all ammonites is the chambered ammonite. This is an ammonite where the inner chambers of the fossil have been replaced with various types of crystals. These chambers must be painstakingly polished and exposed. In this way, the fossil preparer may provide a glimpse into the inner ammonite fossil, a place that can be covered with beautiful crystals. Of course not all fossil ammonites have crystals on the inside. It is actually quite rare to find crystals inside ammonites. More often, the ammonite will have separated chambers that are filled in with solid rock, or the ammonite will have nothing inside but blank rock.
A lot of polishing work goes into every one of these unique pieces. The ammonites must be polished very carefully by expert polishers to avoid breakage. The age of the chambered ammonites is approximately 135 million years old. The pieces are very unusual and rare which makes them true collector items.
- Set in sterling silver.
- Pendant with setting: 32 mm x 26 mm x 6 mm
- Total length with bail: 10 mm
- Features a genuine fossil.
- This item includes an information card about the fossil.
- A certificate of authenticity is included with this item.
This fossil requires special care - exposure to water and other chemicals, such as lotions or perfumes, will damage it over time. If you polish the jewellery, avoid polishing the fossil itself. A silver-cleaning dip should never be used with this piece.