Large Ammonite (cleoniceras) Pendant set in Sterling Silver
A stunning Large Ammonite Pendant made with a superb polished half ammonite. This is set into hallmarked 925 Sterling Silver. This is a hand-crafted setting specially made to fit this superb ammonite. By cutting the ammonite in half, the individual calcite filled chambers are exposed. The colours and calcite crystals within this specimen are exceptional. The colours range from yellow to gorgeous shades of treacle brown. This ammonite species is the cleoniceras and dates back to the Cretaceous period, 120 million years ago. They come from a remote region near the North West Coast of Madagascar 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 added new chambers to the shell, but only living 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 ten thousand different species. Ammonites became extinct 65 million years ago. The squid, octopus and cuttlefish that swim in our seas today however, are close relations.
We supply this large ammonite 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.