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For the collector or that person who wants to work with their jeweller to create a one of a kind masterpiece.
This gorgeous ammolite natural cabochon gemstone measures 29x25mm.
It was hand colected by a member of the Blood Tribe in South Alberta,ground zero for the best quality ammolite in the world.It was sold on to one of the best cutter/finishers in the business who produced this mirror faced gem by no other means than careful polishing.The edges are perfectly cut for setting.
The is absolutely no epoxy or other material on the surface of this gem--it is totally natural.
The colour is a deep rich cherry red--I tend to prefer that to the more common orange red found in ammolite and to make it really interesting is that sprinkling of green gold around the edge that shimmer much like a high quality opal.
The Eye in this ammolite is said to be the mark left by the tooth of its prehistoric enemy the Monosaur--a crocodile like creature that fed on ammonites when they roamed the seas over 80 million years ago.
The eye is quite prominent in a field of scarlet and will make a beautiful pendant.
This gem also has interesting colour shifting abilities accenting greens as seen in images.
A note about my listing images.
All my images are taken under professional OTT daylight corrected bulbs in order to accurately show un retouched colours.Viewing these ammolites under different light sources will result in different colours--all still beautiful--but different.
I have received many positive remarks about the accuracy of my images and products like these from a repeat buyers:
I received the ring today and it is beautiful. Your picture/description is right on. It is a gorgeous ammonite stone and the setting is perfect. Thank you very much.--BT--Antioch Tennessee.
I received both of my items and they are absolutely beautiful! I will definitely order from you again in the future and recommend you to my family & friends.
Thank you again for your help and patience!
GRADING—Just so you know.
The ammolite industry has yet to fix on a uniform grading system however the following is accepted until it is.
Grade AA….Three or more colours.Bright.
Grade A+….Two colours—Bright.
Grade A …..One colour— Bright.
Grade A- …. Dull.Very dark
The top three grades is all we use… it makes lovely high quality jewelry,the last grade does not.We don’t use it.
A very large amount of ammolite of the low A- grade is being bought up by Asian interests,set in cheap plated settings and sold as fine ammolite jewelry.Caveat Emptor.
The popularity of ammolite has grown over the last few years, since renowned Feng Shui master Edward Kui Ming Li began extolling its virtues to his followers.He calls it the “Millennium Stone” and the most important and powerful of stones. Said to promote the flow of “chi” throughout the body, enhance well-being, and reduce toxins in those that own it or wear it.
Ammolite can exhibit up to seven colours—each bring a certain benefit, such as wealth, wisdom, health, growth, or energy. Feng shui practitioners call it the “seven-colour” prosperity stone.”
Buy it for its beauty----- but you just may enjoy additional benefits too!