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Trinity Ammolite Pendant by Nambroth Trinity Ammolite Pendant by Nambroth
A neat piece of ammolite wrapped by hand in .925 sterling silver. Ammolite is a gemstone made from the fossilized shells of Ammonites. Ammolites are now-extinct cephalopods that lived millions of years ago in the seas. Occasionally, when their shells were fossilized they were crushed by the earth's pressure for millions of years and the sells were impregnated with minerals that caused a transformation to a near opal-like quality. They are a fossil gemstone and this accounts for the different appearances they can have (this one has a neat crackle or dragonskin pattern). The colors shift and change like an opal. It's very neat.

I hand-wrap these stones with solid sterling silver wire with no soldering or casting, so they are not perfect, but are one of a kind. If you have questions I've explained a bit better here: [link]


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KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Holy guacamole, I have been listening to a mini album called "Ammonite" for a year now, and now I finally learned what it is.

Not the stone.
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Dreamranger2 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Beauful! I love it! Do you have diamonds?
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
I could never in a million years afford a diamond large enough for me to work with!
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dreamcatcher5674 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This piece is so beautiful! The ammolite reminds me of dragonfly wings!
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lynniesfirm Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Gorgeous piece!
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THEBubbleZ Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
this one is beautiful as well. amazingly done.
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MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Have you ever put this piece under a blacklight? It would be interesting to see if you had a good, luminecent piece of ammolite.
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yeah! Ammolite really isn't very UV reactive. The colors are created when light passes through parallel micro planes in the 'stone' to create the beautiful colors we see, much like opal.
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MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, I thouhgt it might be. I've seen rocks that look like that (only not polished) that reacted really well. Must be something different lol.
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StardustWings Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This is the most beautiful stone I have ever seen :o
I love your jewelry. You choose very special stones and your wrapping technique fits these stones very well.
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