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Ammolite Butterfly Pendant, Chain & Earrings
Ammolite Butterfly Pendant, Chain & Earrings
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Ammolite Butterfly Pendant, Chain & Earrings

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71 million years in the making

Experience the emergence of one of the world's rarest gemstones only found one place in the world.... ammolite

The intricate evolution of a caterpillar into a butterfly is much like the transformation of minerals into spectacular gemstones. And, like the butterfly who emerges from its chrysalis, so does rare, iridescent ammolite from the fossilized shells of extinct sea creatures known as ammonites. 

When the earth had only one continent with no forests or mammals, schools of ammonites hunted in the Tethys Ocean. These squid-like creatures suffered the same fate as the dinosaurs–– becoming extinct about 66 million years ago. As countless millennia passed, two species of ammonites slowly transformed into stunningly-colored fossils called ammolite. 

Ammolite has a dazzling range of colors and patterns. Evocative names describe its diversity of appearance from cobblestone and stained glass to dragon skin and paint brush. Ammolite is found in only one region of the world–– in the Bearpaw Formation in Alberta, Canada. The International Gem Society estimates that only about 5% of the ammonites found in Alberta have suitable gem material on the shell surface. The beautiful pieces we have here are a part of that elite 5% and celebrate this rare organic gem in exquisite butterfly settings. The pendant can also be worn as a pin.  Each ammolite gem is handset and displays its own unique pattern, guaranteeing you a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. Capture this rare gem for your collection before they’re gone. 

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Details
  • Set includes:Pendant/Brooch and Earrings
  • .925 Sterling Silver setting
  • Pendant
  • 61mm width
  • 43mm Height
  • C-Clasp
  • 14 Grams
  • 18" Sterling Silver chainincluded
  • Earrings
  • 30mm width
  • 22mm height
  • Wire back
  • 3 grams each
  • Ammolitepiece inlaid by hand, color and pattern may vary
  • Ammolite sealed with crystalclear nano coating for protection


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