71 million years in the making
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.
The beautiful necklace we have here is part of that elite 5% and celebrates this rare organic gem with 19 exquisite ammolite gems. Each ammolite gem is hand set and displays its own unique pattern, guaranteeing you a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. Capture these rare gems for your collection before they’re gone.