Here is a stunning ammonite with opalization on the surface. Ammonites were predatory mollusks that resemble the squid we know today. These cephalopods had eyes, tentacles, and spiral shells. Ammonites are 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 a straight shelled cephalopods. The ammonite is a very powerful healing fossil. Its spiral shape symbolizes continual change and evolution. The ammonite chambers work as a filter drawing in negative energies. After filtering through the spiral chambers the energy is then released as fresh, positive, loving life forces. They work as a continual cleansing of the space in which they reside. This beautiful piece of is setting in a custom, black metal stand so it may be appreciated from all angles.