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~ Ammonite cab ~

Offered here is a large cabochon cut from a fossil ammonite, from Madagascar. The species is Cleoniceras madagascariense, and I'm told it lived hundreds of millions of years ago. This example is deep amber with olive green, and shows a fascinating suture pattern of growth events which can be seen as white lines, many of which resemble the shape of oak leaves. Those interlocking sutures are thought to have allowed the living ammonite to withstand the immense pressure of the underwater depths. When backlit, it shows a nice translucence that reminds me of marmalade jam. The backside has a couple of sparkling druzy cavities lined with big blocky crystals. No doubt it'll make a fascinating piece of jewelry! The cab has a well rounded dome of 4mm, a designer 'flame' shape, and a nice glossy polish both front and back.

Size: 43x22mm
Weight: approximately 22 carats

Price: SOLD See current gemstones for sale




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