' Ammolite Dream' Ammonite inlaid with Ammolite
I was lucky enough to secure four of these Ammonite Hearts that is inlaid with Ammolite. The work in these stones is amazing as each piece of ammolite is cut from the outside of the ammonite and then cut to fit the chambers of the fossilized ammonite. I decided to do them in a simpler setting and just attach a silver bail and hang it on a silver chain.
This is the fourth and last one. These are smaller pieces than the big ammonite/ammolite I sold earlier this year which is how I can keep the cost down. This stones are extremely limited and rare- to find it such high quality. I waited months and months to be able to get a hold of these. I hope you like it. This piece hangs on a 24" adjustable silver chain and measures 1 3/4" across and 2 1/4" in length.
Ammolite is only found in the Bearpaw Formation, which extends from Alberta to Saskatchewan in Canada and south to Montana in the US. The best quality of Ammolite is found along the high-energy river systems on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains in southern Alberta. Most of the commercial mining takes place along the banks of the St Mary River south of Lethbridge.
This is a very high grade ammolite and has a strong, bright range of colors. Generally the lower grade ammolite will have more reds and green and are more common then the hues of blue or purple. Certain hues, like crimson, violet, and gold are very rare and in high demand. And yes, for those of you who know of ammonite this is that on steroids.
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