Ammolite…Stunning!

A Lot of you have noticed some of the new materials I’ve been using in my jewelry. I’m really trying to expand my line to include some of the most unique & rarest gemstones in the world. I really enjoy working with fossils that are millions of years old…such conversation pieces! One of my new favorites is Ammolite for it’s incredible beauty and variety of colors. Some of you already own my new Ammolite pieces (please enjoy them). For those of you who haven’t gotten the chance to purchase my jewelry with Ammolite (they sell fast), I promise that I am working on making new pieces. I should have more available at my shows in November. Also, you can check my website as I add pieces weekly when they are completed.
Ammolite is a rare and valuable opal-like organic gemstone found primarily along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains of North America. It is made of the fossilized shells of ammonites, which in turn are composed primarily of aragonite, the same mineral that makes up nacreous pearls. It is one of several biogenic gemstones; others include amber and pearl.1 In 1981, ammolite was given official gemstone status by the World Jewellery Confederation, the same year commercial mining of ammolite began. It was designated the official gemstone of the Province of Alberta in 2004 and the official gemstone of the City of Lethbridge in 2007.

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