Ammonite Fossil Inlaid With Ammolite | Rare Earth Gallery

Ammonites were predatory mollusks that resembled squid. These cephalopods had eyes, tentacles, and spiral shells. They are more closely related to a living octopus, though the shells resemble that of a nautilus. Ammonites first appearing in the fossil record 240 million years ago, descending from straight shelled cephalopods. This ammonite has been inlayed with pieces of opalized ammonite. In rare instances, an ammonite is opalized by minerals coating and replacing the organic material through the veins of sedimentary rocks. Opalized specimens shine the same colors as an opal with flares of red, yellow, green and blue. The opalized ammonites were given the name ammolite in 1981 by the World Jewelry Confederation.  

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Ammonite Fossil Inlaid With Ammolite

Ammonites were predatory mollusks that resembled squid. These cephalopods had eyes, tentacles, and spiral shells. They are more closely related to a living octopus, though the shells resemble that of a nautilus. Ammonites first appearing in the fossil record 240 million years ago, descending from straight shelled cephalopods. This ammonite has been inlayed with pieces of opalized ammonite. In rare instances, an ammonite is opalized by minerals coating and replacing the organic material through the veins of sedimentary rocks. Opalized specimens shine the same colors as an opal with flares of red, yellow, green and blue. The opalized ammonites were given the name ammolite in 1981 by the World Jewelry Confederation.  

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