Ammonite Fossil Pendants Full Body

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Ancient Hidden Treasures: Ammonite Fossil Pendants Full Body

Fossils have always been a fascination of mine, ever since I was a child. To hold something that ancient in your hands is intriguing; once a living creature, which through no doing of my own turned into a prized artifact. While some people see nothing more than a lump of stone, to me, these Ammonite Fossil Pendants Full Body represent the history and eternal beauty of nature.

These ammonite pendants are hung from a 925 Sterling Silver loop, with the fossil kept intact to showcase its natural outer beauty. The chain in the pictures is for demonstration purposes only and doesn’t come with the purchase. Measuring approximately 35 by 30 mm, the inner loop diameter is no smaller than 3 mm.

What are Ammonites?

Ammonites are an extinct species of mollusk, more closely related to an octopus than to the Nautilus species still swimming in our oceans. Their timeline on our planet starts at around 420 million years ago, with their existence coming to an end about 360 million years later. This means that whatever you’re getting from us is at least 60 million years old. Now, if that isn’t fascinating, then I don’t know what else to say!

How are Fossils made?

Fossilization is the process through which an animal or plant becomes preserved in a solid, petrified form. It often results in the impression of an organism being left in a rock. Examples of this include bones, shells, exoskeletons, and stone imprints of animals or microbes; objects preserved in amber, hair, petrified wood, oil, coal, and even DNA remnants.

Many processes can lead to fossilization. Casting and molding are two such methods in which a fossil can form. They stand in close relation to one another. In some cases, the original remains of the organism completely dissolve or are otherwise destroyed. The remaining organism-shaped hole in the rock is called an external mold. If this hole is later filled with other minerals, it is a cast. There are also endocasts, or internal molds, formed when sediments or minerals fill the inner cavity of an organism. Our ammonite fossil here is considered a casting.

If you’d like to read more about fossils, then click here.

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Additional information

Colors

Brown

Pigment & dyes

Natural Color

Material

Fossil, Silver