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Enduring Seas Ammonite Pendant by Nambroth Enduring Seas Ammonite Pendant by Nambroth
Here is an ammonite carefully wrapped in Argentium Sterling silver. Ammonites are so cool, I can't stop looking at them!

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 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.

FAQ stuff, please read before asking:

- Yes! I do sell these! They are for sale in my online shop: [link]

-I hand wrap these pieces with nothing more than my fingers and some bitty pliers.
-I purchase the stones already cut and polished from rock and gem shows.
-My silver is purchased directly from a precious metals silver refinery.
-I use several different gauge and shaped wires in each piece.
-My methods are unplanned and haphazard and I do not plan on creating tutorials on how to make these. If you want to learn wire-wrapping there are already some good tutorials out there if you search on Google.</B>

Thanks for looking. :)
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Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
pretty :)
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spinstermaiden Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
This is just gorgeous.
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snow-phantom Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awseome i love this:) i recently joined my local lapidary club and am learning how to polish and cut stones but once i have them down pat i hope to learn about sterling silver raping for them . If u dont mind me asking is it similar to rapping with artistic wire, as in to work with? I use artistic wire alot so am curious? :)
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Nambroth Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
I am not sure... I have never used artistic wire!
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snow-phantom Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh ok LOL never mind.^^;
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pheonix1901 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
It's so pretty :D
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bonefish Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool. Have you ever been able to find other fossil species that would work in jewelry settings? My imagination is running away with dreams of trilobite pendants.
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Dreadcross Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Have to love fossils!
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skezzcrom Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice work :)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful work
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