Own a prehistoric rainbow
Experience the emergence of one of the world's rarest gemstones... ammolite
When the Earth had only one continent with no forests or mammals, schools of ammonites hunted in the Tethys Ocean. These squid-like creatures suffered the same fate as the dinosaurs–– becoming extinct about 66 million years ago. As millennia passed, two species of ammonites slowly transformed into stunningly-colored fossils called ammolite.
Ammolite has a dazzling range of colors and patterns. Evocative names describe its diversity of appearance from cobblestone and stained glass to dragon skin and paint brush. Ammolite is found in only one region of the world –– the Bearpaw Formation in Alberta, Canada. The International Gem Society estimates that only about 5% of the ammonites found in Alberta have suitable gem material on the shell surface.
Our men’s ammolite collection is set in versatile titanium. Titanium has two big advantages over other metals used in jewelry. One is corrosion resistance — titanium is resistant to scratches and corrosion even if you wear on a daily basis. The other is that titanium has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal, which means that titanium is approximately 45% lighter than steel.
This bold collection celebrates this rare organic gem. Each ammolite is handset in titanium and displays its own unique pattern, guaranteeing you a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. Capture these rare gems before they’re gone.