Red & green ammolite fossil pendant
An extraordinary specimen of ammolite, which is fossilized mother of pearl from the shell of an ammonite.
Paired with a gold nugget from Idaho, set in sterling silver, and accompanied by a silver ammonite bail, to tie the fossil theme together.
Ammolite is generally graded on color, flash, and whether or not the surface of the nacre is crackled or not. While I happen to like the crackled fossils as well, uncrackled stones such as this one are uncommon and sought after.
1.8” including the bail, on an 18” gunmetal chain.
he eastern slopes of Alberta’s rocky mountains, in the Bears Paws formation (late Cretaceous period).