Ammonite Pendant, Ornate Pyritised in Sterling Silver
Size: 55mm x 42mm
This is an actual pyrited Ammonite from Russia that was collected near Saratov, and dates to the middle Jurassic – 160 million years ago. The chambers of the shell are filled with pyrite. These breathtakingly beautiful ammonites died in a sea that contained a heavy concentrate of iron. As the ammonite decayed, it released sulphide which reacted with the dissolved iron in the water.
The interaction of sulphide and iron formed the pyrite which replaced the ammonite cell by cell. Glittering gold and grey pyrite fills the chambers, giving them the appearance of gold.
The ammonite has been set in ornate silver work.
All of our pendants come with a complimentary 18" sterling silver rope chain. Upgrades to other chain options available, including 30" chains and snake chains.
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