Ammonites were free-swimming mollusks of the ancient oceans, living around the same time that the dinosaurs walked the Earth and disappearing during the same extinction event. They came in a range of sizes, from tiny species only a couple of centimeters across, to large ones reaching over two meters in diameter. The animal would have lived in the last and largest of a chain of spiraled chambers. Filling these chambers with fluid or gas allowed the ammonite to sink like a stone to avoid predators, though ammonite shells with tooth marks on them have been found, evidence that it didn't always work. Fossilized shells are usually, but not always, beautiful spirals.
This specimen displays the Fibonacci sequence beautifully. This spiral is found in many growth patterns in nature, like in flowers and pine cones per example. The name ammonite finds it origins from the Egyptian god Ammon, for he saw in this creature divine powers. It's spiral represents continual change and evolution. Working with this fossil will help you transmute old stagnant energies into positive, loving life force energies and balance your mind, body and spirit.
- Set in sterling silver.
- Dimensions: 20 mm x 15 mm
- Features genuine stones.
- Dangle earring.
- This item includes an information card about the stone.
- A certificate of authenticity is included with this item.
This stone requires special care - exposure to water and other chemicals, such as shampoos or perfumes, will damage it over time. If you polish the jewellery, avoid polishing the stone itself. A silver-cleaning dip should never be used with this piece.