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Blackstar Jewelry

Quality, Hand-Crafted, Sterling Silver Jewelry from Nepal.

Ammolite

Ammonite is a fossilized shell, a thin layer of fossil skin that is often worked into doubles or triples. Cephalopods that form Ammolite originally lived in subtropical seas until becoming extinct at the end of the Mesozoic era. Ammonites were buried by layers of bentonite sediment which preserved the aragonite of their shells and prevented conversion to calcite.

Chemical composition: 
CaCO3
Color: 
Iridescent/spectral colors found in nature.
Lustre: 
Vitreous-silky
Hardness: 
3.5-4
Crystal system: 
Orthorhombic
Origin: 
Madagascar and North America
Healing properties*: 
Stabilize, ground and steady the life force; helps us accept change and cycles of time.
Folklore: 
The Blackfoot Indian Tribe called Ammolites “Iniskim” (“Buffalo stone”) and used it as a talisman.

* Scientific proof may not be available to substantiate these claims.