Rare Ammolite

14 kt Yellow Gold

Pendant

 

 

     

This pendant is 100% one of a kind. 

When light hits it, it shows luminescent colors.

This is a very large, luxury piece of jewelry that captures attention and admiration of jewelry lovers.  This piece is perfect to wear at special events.

 

The 14 kt gold bezel (jewelry backing) is custom made entirely.  It fits this gem exactly and is hand ornamented with the theme of stars and planets. The design was created to complement/protect the gemstone.

This is not mass-produced jewelry. 

The metal is 14 kt yellow gold - which complements the beauty of the golden and orange glows emanating from the stone.

The 14 kt yellow gold bale allows you to put this heavy piece on your own luxury gold chain.  A heavy 14 kt yellow gold rope chain is recommended. 

The chain is not included in this purchase, but we can quote the cost of a chain separately.

 

 

 

 

 

The Ammolite Pendant measures approximately 53.93mm high by 46.6mm wide (at the widest). 

These are closeups with and without use of a spot light - to show the richness of the colors under different conditions.

 

We selected this gemstone because it is an excellent example of 'Dragon's Skin' - a sought-after type of ammolite that goes beyond the simple banded varieties. 

Depending on room/outdoor lighting, the oranges, golds and greens glow and shine - almost lending the appearance of three dimensions.

 

 

 

 

 
SKU OOKAmmPDYG1
$3,499.00
 
Note:  Since this is a one-of-a-kind piece we will remove this advertisement when it sells.   For more information - contact us by using the form located from the top tabs.  
   
Information about Ammolites:  
   

Origin (for the best specimens that are gemstone quality)

 

Western Slope, Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Canada

Gemstone quality pieces are from the famous bearpaw formation.

 

What is it?  How old is it?

 

The fossilized organic material from Ammonite Shells!  The gemstones are dated at over 70 million years old.

 

How is it Mined?

 

Using all typical mining methods for gemstones - yet with great care.  The natural stone is very fragile.

 

How is it prepared for use in jewelry?

 

The ammolite is carefully cut to maximize its beauty.  Then it is prepared as either a doublet or a triplet to safeguard it.

 

What is a doublet or triplet?

A doublet is where the thin layer of gemstone is covered by a clear protective layer.

A triplet is where the thin layer of gemstone is sandwiched between a base layer (often dark) and a clear top layer.  Triplets provide the best protection for the ammolites, and are usually the way that fine opals are also prepared.

We use triplets.

 

 How do I clean my ammolite? Simply rub with a clean soft cloth.  Do not heat it or use chemicals on it at all.  This is not necessary and is not recommended for Ammolites at all.
Why an ammolite?

Ammolites are very popular because of their absolutely unique beauty.  Not only are they very rare, but they are also very symbolic stones. 

Your choice of ammolite can symbolize a resolution, something very important to you, or a priceless memory. 

Everyone sees something slightly different inside each ammolite.

What do you see?