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Blackstar Jewelry

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

Fossil Ammonite

Ammonites are an extinct group of mollusks which died out at the close of the Cretaceous period ~65 million years ago. Ammonites were predatory marine cephalopods. The inside of the shell was divided into a chambered part and an unchambered part. The body of the animal occupied the unchambered part, or living chamber. The chambered portion of the shell was divided by partitions called septa. The septa of ammonites evolved very complex undulations which gave greater strength to a thin shell. The contact of these septa with the external shell is called a suture. Sutures are very distinctive and are an important aid in the classification of ammonites.

Chemical composition: 
CaCO3
Color: 
Gray to Brown
Lustre: 
Dull
Hardness: 
3.5-4
Crystal system: 
N/A
Origin: 
Canada
Healing properties*: 
Assists in business endeavors; fossils help assist one in manifesting accomplishments in business communication.
Folklore: 
Ammonites have a connection to Vishnu. The spiral configuration represents cosmic and celestial order. Fossils were believed to be gifts from the stars that enhanced telepathic communication.

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