3.7cm Ammonite Pendant set in Sterling Silver (cleoniceras)
This 3.7cm Ammonite Pendant contains a beautiful polished half ammonite, and set into hallmarked 925 Sterling Silver. This silver setting has been specially made to fit this lovely specimen. The individual chambers are filled with translucent calcite one of which is open and containing tiny crystals. The colours inside this ammonite range from yellow to rich shades of caramel brown. The actual ammonite species is the cleoniceras Ammonite, and these date back to the Cretaceous period, 120 million years ago. These beautiful ammonites come from the North West Coast of Madagascar in the Mahajanga jungle.
Ammonites have been extinct for 65 million years, and are a form of Cephalopod, a group of marine molluscs. These first appeared in the Devonian Period, over 4oo million years ago. As the ammonite grew larger it added new chambers to the shell, with the Ammonite only living in the newest and largest chamber. The name Ammonite, derives from from ‘Ammon’ the Greek God. Ammonites were plankton feeders, they also had long tentacles, and swam upright. Altogether, there were in the region of ten thousand different species. Ammonites became extinct 65 million years ago. The squid, octopus and also cuttlefish that swim in our seas today however, are closely related.
We supply this pendant in an attractive gift box, the pendant shown here in the photograph is the one we send you. See also our separate list of Sterling Silver Chains available in various lengths and weights.