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Ammolite

Ammolite is surely one of the most unusual and unique gemstones to be found.

First of all it is an organic gemstone which means it was formed through a biological process rather than a mineral process.

Second, its origins are the fossilized remains of sea creatures!

Thirdly, it is one of the most recently classified gemstones along with Tanzanite, Larimar and Charoite and, finally, it possesses an optical phenomenon known as iridescence which causes an amazing vivid display of colors.

Oh, and it is pretty much found in only one place on earth - Alberta, Canada!

Ammolite Colors

Ammolite gemstones can feature just about any color of the rainbow and will sometimes have three or four colors on the same stone. The colors should be visible from all angles as you turn the stone and should cover most of the surface.

Ammolite's physical structure is the cause of the color - thin layers of mostly aragonite, just a few microns in width, coat the surface of the stone. The hues vary according to the thickness of the layer as light will penetrate at different depths, angles and waves creating the array of colors.

Thick layers will create red and green colors while thin layers form blue and violet - the thin layers are more rare and delicate so tend to be more expensive.

Read more about gemstones colors here

Ammolite Species

Ammolite is an organic gemstone in that it has biological origins - the shells of ancient sea creatures known as ammonites.

Ammonites were a type of mollusk that went extinct at around the same time as dinosaurs - 65 million years ago. As they died, they sank to the bottom of the ocean. Most of the shells would be crushed by time and pressure but some shells were covered in silt and sediments and became at first fossils and then rock.

The shells of ammonites were made of aragonite which is the same material as the mother-of-pearl found in oysters, abalone and pearls. The iridescence that we see in the mother-of-pearl is due to the presence of nacre and this material is trapped during fossilization and creates the stunning displays found in Ammolite gemstones.

What are the spiritual benefits of Ammolite?

Ammolite was known as the 'Buffalo Stone' to the Blackfoot native American tribe who believed it brought luck during hunting season.

This gemstone has many sources for its spiritual power - the aragonite mineral which creates the colors, the spiral formation of the original sea creature and the endless colors themselves.

Other strengths include:

  • Rebirth and Growth
  • Environmental Harmony
  • Boosts Self-Confidence
  • Change negative energy to positive energy

See our detailed article on gemstone meaning and uses

Ammolite and the Chakras

The Chakras are energy centers located throughout the body which can influence us both emotionally and physically. Each Chakra has an associated color.

Ammolite has been called the "Seven Color Prosperity Stone" because this gemstone can display all seven colors of the chakras.

If one color is particularly dominant then it will have a more profound influence on one Chakra - for example a mostly blue gemstone will be linked to the Throat Chakra while a mostly red stone will be more helpful to the Root Chakra.

Find more details on Chakra gemstones here

Ammolite Price

Color is the most important factor when pricing Ammolite but with a few extra conditions not found when evaluating other colored gemstones.

Of course personal preference will play its part - some people prefer the color red to the color blue and it is as simple as that.

Higher priced gemstones will feature at least three different bright colors with a good coverage of the entire surface and with the colors being visible from all angles. The price will decrease with fewer or less vivid colors, smaller coverage area and colors disappearing at shorter angles.

Certain distinctive patterns can raise prices while blemishes, cracks and odd patches can lower them.

Carat Weight

Ammolite should be bought on physical size not by carat weight. This is because the ammolite material is very thin and mounted on a backing usually made of the shale where the fossils were formed.

Naturally, bigger ammolites will be more expensive assuming all the above color factors are equal but a vivid multicolored stone will always beat a dull ammolite no matter the size.

With such a variety of quality components it is impossible to give a simple price guide other than to say the price range for fine Ammolite gemstones is between $5 and $60 per carat.

For more details please refer to our full Ammolite Info page here

Treatments

Ammolite receives a quite unique treatment to turn them into a usable gemstone. The thin layer of fossilized shell - less than a millimeter in width - is attached to a backing of dark shale, becoming what is called a doublet, to give it strength.

Sometimes there is an additional transparent cover laid on top for extra protection - a triplet.

Ammolite History

Although fossilized ammonite shells have been used for decoration and in spiritual rituals all over the world, Ammolite gemstones were officially 'discovered' in 1906 during a Geological Survey of Canada.

Their true potential was not recognized until paleontologists, Pierre Pare and Rene Vandevelde, began mining in the Alberta Mountains in the 1970s and discovered enough brightly colored material to make a viable business out of selling them.

Where is Ammolite found?

Basically all Ammolite worthy of being called gemstones are sourced from one place, the Rocky Mountains of Alberta in Canada.

What jewelry is Ammolite suitable for?

Ammolite is rated at 3.5 to 4.5 on Mohs hardness scale which would normally make it way too soft for use in jewelry, however when made into a doublet or triplet with a hard backing and/or covering, they are tough enough for all types especially eye-catching pendants.

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