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Ancient Life Pendant
Jewelry - Fossil Ammonite In Copper Wire
This gorgeous pendant is composed of a fossilized ammonite, lovingly cradled in solid copper wire which drapes weaves, coils and spirals delicately across the surface. The pendant is suspended on a 20" long copper chain. This particular fossil is 44mm in length and 33mm wide, while the entire pendant measures 65x47x27mm. The surface of the ammonite flashes with iridescent glints of red, green and yellow! Pretty!
Ammonites are extinct marine molluscs, most closely related to modern octopi, squids and, to a lesser extent, nautiloids. The word, �ammonite�, was inspired by the spiral shape of their shells. Originally, they were called ammonis cornua ("horns of Ammon") because this Egyptian god was typically depicted wearing ram's horns. Faint sutures (crack-like patterns) may be visible on the surface of the shell and coincide with segments inside that were added as the organism grew over time. The soft body of the organism would only have lived in the largest, outer compartment. The smaller, inner compartments were filled with air and used by the ammonite to control buoyancy (floating depth) in the water column. It is thought ammonites inhabited ancient shallow seas and succumbed to the same mass extinction responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs. This fossil was found in Madagascar.
Rugged, organic and gorgeous, this pendant truly reflects the raw beauty of nature's finest treasures.
*This item may be purchased on my website, here: http://www.heatherjordanjewelry.com/apps/webstore/products/show/2816818
December 3rd, 2011
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