Ammolite -is a gemstone that had been fossilized from a
is said to be closely related to a achievement of wealth.
and provides as a useful tool for dating rocks.
It is rare and is sometimes compared to opals.
It is mostly mined in the Rocky Mountains and Canada It can
be assumed that Ammolite is one the rarest gemstone on earth. This Rough is polished
or sometimes resin is applied to the rough or triplet top added. Resin does
give good polished finish but natural polish is best
Its composition is of fossilized shells of ammonites which
is made of aragonite, also found in the composition of nacreous pearls.
Hardness is between 4.5 and 5.5 (soft for a gemstone)
This stone consists of very thin sheet of iridescent colour
play. If the layers are thicker then the colours are greens and reds, which are
the common colours for ammonites. The dominant colours of the think layers are
predominantly blues and violets. The ammonites shape is nautilus. Ideally
because of its shape, it can be made into exotic jewellery in gold or silver
A Grading system has been adopted by the ammolite industry