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Rainbow Bands Ammonite Pendant by Nambroth Rainbow Bands 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 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.

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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my dad found an ammonite in a creek bed.
YoyoTheMadScientist Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Quilsnap Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   General Artist
thats what I did with mine :D
lbi316 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Absolutely amazing!!!
MellieMasterPrime Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this would be beautiful beach jewellary!
WolfWalker Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness, both the fossil and the wire wrapping are beautiful and amazingly cool! I love ammonites. ^^ If I had the extra money, I would buy one of these in a heartbeat. Maybe in the future... Good luck with your sales in the meantime!
Nehbucadnezzar Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
wow, this is aaawesome and featured in my journal (with yopur permission i hope).
bonefish Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a fan of all your jewelry pieces, and I'm especially keen on the fossil ones. Such a cool idea and executed so well. Love the oceanic "waves" of silver at the top; they complement the ammonite.
SatyrPluto Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
This is so beautiful!... And unique! I've never seen jewelry like this before. :)
CorrosiveFool Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
This is downright gorgeous
MoonWaterMusicLove Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
powerful, truly amazing!
kaede-kit Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Very beautiful. c:
leafeon-ex Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
want want want!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TheLadyWellflower Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist
It looks... magical! :love:
Noble-Gryphon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow now that's unique. I like how the curls surround the piece
sarahredhead Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
This is breathtaking!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!
dust8i8moth Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
This might be the most beautiful piece of jewelry I have ever seen. It's breath taking.
Mindslashed Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
*drools* oh my goodness!
Pencil-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student General Artist
I absolutely love ammonites.
That's a beautiful one, beautifully wrapped.
KaitoAozora Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
That's lovely! It reminds me of some of the knives my uncle makes. I love the colors you can get out of fossils, they're incredible...
thebirdnerd Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lachbee Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Isn't that the nautilus? Or related to the nautilus? Because they were thought to be extinct for a long time until just recently.. they're living and swimming today :)
indigo-98 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
its so pretty and elegant!
Aquilla-Whingate Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011   General Artist
Its colorations reminds me of false color composites for any number of things, like high to low land ratios, to inferred false color composites to temps, and so on. I like the nautilus concept shape used in this piece though it is very unique piece and well constructed. :) :thumbsup:
MasterKrypton Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so cool! The close up picture for it caught my eye. I was like 'what is THAT?' Very pretty! :)
ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is an awesome looking piece, the colors in the fossil are beautiful, great job!
Koffee-Krazy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist
Without a doubt one of my favorite of your jewelry designs :)
SilentPlea Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011   Digital Artist
I love the way that you wrapped this awesome fossil...the curves of the wire match the curves of the rock. :love:
xCinderDragonx Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Your pieces are absolutely stunning. I tried wire wrapping, but I couldn't get into it.
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
really beautiful
HM-Dragon-Dreamer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty :) I'd love to have one pendant like this :3
i'd wish you'd add Nautilus to the clossest living relative though. It's also a Cephalopod, from the Tetrabranchia group and it still has an outer shell, where as octopuses and squids don't.
SoloCrimson Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My, this is wonderful! :D Like Opal
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