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Ammonite Pendant Close-Up by Nambroth Ammonite Pendant Close-Up by Nambroth
This is a close up photo of one of the ammonite pendants in my gallery. It's not a particularly awesome photo, but I just love how the colors look up close!! This is about a kajillion times larger than life size. Nature is fantastic and does stuff that we can only begin to imagine!!

To see the original, full size piece, go here: [link]

Ammonites are a fossil and often a gemstone too! They are an extinct type of marine animal in the cephalopod family (today their closest relatives are thought to be cuttlefish, octopus and squid). They lived during the days of the dinosaurs and these fossils are millions of years old. Sometimes when the fossil formed, the geological process caused the aragonite within to from into layers, which causes the light to interfere with the structure and creates fantastic opal rainbow colors. These are often cut into gemstones called ammolites. This is not ammolite, but a solid fossil ammonite- it's NOT a hollow shell like a seashell, but full of fossil rock! It's heavier than it looks.
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amongstheliving Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
inexpressibly pretty!!
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DPBJewelry Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Oh, you're wrong. This IS a particularly awesome photo. I've always loved your wirework, but this really caught my eye.
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Avalon-Angel Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*want*
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ocean-dance Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
amazing close-up
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Goegrous fossil.
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Salllent Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Nice... very
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EiceBleu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I <3 ammonites!
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Ryua Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So spectacular. It's my favourite gemstone, hands down.
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MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. This has to be one of my favorite pieces you've made. The colors and design are just so amazing.
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wulfdragyn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!
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