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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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:iconcrownvetchponylover9:
my dad found an ammonite in a creek bed.
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YoyoTheMadScientist Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! You have been featured here: yoyothemadscientist.deviantart…
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Quilsnap Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   General Artist
thats what I did with mine :D
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lbi316 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Absolutely amazing!!!
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MellieMasterPrime Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this would be beautiful beach jewellary!
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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!
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Nehbucadnezzar Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
wow, this is aaawesome and featured in my journal (with yopur permission i hope).
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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.
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SatyrPluto Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
This is so beautiful!... And unique! I've never seen jewelry like this before. :)
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SilverPoot Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
This is downright gorgeous
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