4cm Fire Ammonite Pendant set in 925 Sterling Silver
This superb 4cm Fire Ammonite Pendant has been set in Sterling Silver, with a 925 hallmark. These ammonites are very distinctive and they have a natural opalescence and lustre. The mineral aragonite replacing the ammonite shell, creating these wonderful colours. These specimens dates back to the Cretaceous period, 120 million years ago. This type of opalescent ammonite is the cleoniceras Ammonite, from the North West Coast of Madagascar in a remote region in the Mahajanga jungle.
Ammonites have been extinct for 65 million years. They 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 continually added new chambers to the shell, the actual creature only lived in the largest and newest chamber. The name Ammonite, derives from from ‘Ammon’ the Greek God. Ammonites were plankton feeders, they had long tentacles, and they also swam upright. Altogether, there were in the region of four thousand different species. Ammonites became extinct 65 million years ago. The squid and octopus that swim in our seas now however, are closely related.
We supply this pendant in an attractive gift box, the pendant shown in the photographed is the one we send you. See also our separate list of Sterling Silver Chains available in various lengths and weights.