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Blackstar Jewelry

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

Fossil Orthoceras

Orthoceras is approximately 400 million years old and is a genus of large nautiloids. This Fossil was a straight shelled cephalopod, in the same family as octopus,squid and nautilus. It had a long straight shell with many chambers. The chambers are called septa and the tube running along the back of orthoceras is called the siphuncle.

Chemical composition: 
NA
Color: 
Black and grey with white pearly white flecks
Lustre: 
Vitreous, pearly on cleavage surfaces
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4
Crystal system: 
NA
Origin: 
Global distribution and in particular southeast Morocco
Healing properties*: 
Orthoceras fossils are believed to infuse confidence and assist in past life regression. Fossils give stability and stimulate our life force energy.
Folklore: 
Orthoceras fossils simulate the thymus and are said to treat skeletal system disorders.

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