This gorgeous, woven-wire pendant is composed of a sliced ammonite fossil, polished on the open face to show the internal compartments, lovingly cradled in solid Sterling silver wire. The wire was also coated in a clear lacquer to resist tarnish. Faceted gem-quality aquamarine beads cascade down the sides, as if riding water currents feeding into a wave of foamy, silver water. The outer shell of the ammonite on the back of the pendant was left in it's natural state with a slight iridescent sheen and natural cavities were preserved in their original, hollow state. The pendant comes suspended on your choice of chain and measures 52x37x21mm (2.0" x 1.5" x 0.8").
Ammonites are extinct marine molluscs, most closely related to modern octopi, squids and, to a lesser extent, nautiloids. The word, “ammonite”, was inspired by the spiral shape of their shells. Originally, they were called ammonis cornua ("horns of Ammon") because this Egyptian god was typically depicted wearing ram's horns. It is thought ammonites inhabited ancient shallow seas and succumbed to the same mass extinction responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs. This fossil was found in Madagascar. Rugged, organic and gorgeous, this pendant truly reflects the raw beauty of nature's finest treasures.
This piece comes in a luxurious, black velvet jeweler's box, contained in a cardboard outer shell (so you can wrap the box without damaging the velvet); perfect for gift-giving. This is an heirloom-quality piece you can treasure for many years to come. It ships fully-insured and with international tracking, for your convenience and peace of mind.
*Coins are shown for scale and will not be included with the jewelry.
**Comes with a signed certificate of authenticity, filled in & signed by the artist; photo of the piece & materials are listed on the reverse side of the card.