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~ Ammonite cab ~

Offered here is a 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 golden amber colored cab has a strong suture pattern of growth events which can be seen as white lines, roughly resembling 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. This example is beautifully gemmy, reminiscent of marmalade jelly, with a sparkling crystalline pocket on the backside. No doubt it'll make an intriguing item of jewelry! The cab has a nicely rounded dome of 5mm, a designer 'spear' shape, and a slick glossy polish both front and back.

Size: 37x28mm
Weight: approximately 43 carats

Price: SOLD See current gemstones for sale




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