Ammonites were marine animals that existed during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, and are related to modern-day octopi, squid and cuttlefish. The same event that wiped out dinosaurs was the end of this species, as well. Pyritized ammonite occurs when, during petrification, the ammonite’s organic material is replaced with pyrite, or iron disulfide more commonly known as ‘fool’s gold’. The result is a beautifully preserved and durable ammonite fossil.
Ammonite, or ram’s horn, is more than 400 million years old, yet possesses a distinctive spiral pattern that is right at home in today’s jewelry.
Nestled in a bed of hand-sewn seed beads, this pendant makes a bold statement each and every time you wear it. Designed with a sterling enhancer to slip easily over your favorite beads or pearls.
• An ideal companion piece to the Kumihomo braid necklaces
• Overall size: 3 1/4” x 2”