Blue-Green Ammolite Pendant with Ethiopian Welo Opals in Sterling Silver
Blue-Green Ammolite Pendant with Ethiopian Welo Opals in Sterling Silver
Blue-Green Ammolite Pendant with Ethiopian Welo Opals in Sterling Silver
Blue-Green Ammolite Pendant with Ethiopian Welo Opals in Sterling Silver
Blue-Green Ammolite Pendant with Ethiopian Welo Opals in Sterling Silver
Blue-Green Ammolite Pendant with Ethiopian Welo Opals in Sterling Silver
Blue-Green Ammolite Pendant with Ethiopian Welo Opals in Sterling Silver
Blue-Green Ammolite Pendant with Ethiopian Welo Opals in Sterling Silver
Blue-Green Ammolite Pendant with Ethiopian Welo Opals in Sterling Silver
Blue-Green Ammolite Pendant with Ethiopian Welo Opals in Sterling Silver
Blue-Green Ammolite Pendant with Ethiopian Welo Opals in Sterling Silver
Blue-Green Ammolite Pendant with Ethiopian Welo Opals in Sterling Silver

Blue-Green Ammolite Pendant with Ethiopian Welo Opals in Sterling Silver

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This gorgeous pendant was handcrafted with a Canadian ammolite cabochon, lovingly cradled in Sterling silver wire with glowing, Ethiopian welo opals cascading down from the bail & set in delicate, herringbone weaves. The wire was oxidized naturally with egg yolk, then hand-polished to an aged finish to bring out the colours of the gemstones. The pendant comes suspended on your choice of Sterling silver chain & measures 39x23x18mm (1.5" x 0.9" x 0.7"). The ammolite features blue-green color shifts with a skin-like texture sealed beneath a layer of clear lacquer.

Ammolite is an opalized form of fossilized ammonite shell, found along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains in the US & Canada. The iridescent color of ammolite comes from interference with the light that rebounds from stacked layers of thin platelets that make up aragonite, the primary mineral in the shell. The thicker these layers, the more red-green colors are visible. This particular stone lacks the "dragon skin" texture associated with many ammolite specimens. This suggests it originated from a relatively deep deposit where it was shielded from sun bleaching and frost shattering which causes ammolite surfaces to flake.

This piece comes in a luxurious, black velvet box, contained in a cardboard outer shell; perfect for gift-giving. 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.