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~ Ammonite cab ~

Offered here is a large deluxe 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 olive green and 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. The amber areas in this example are translucent, reminiscent of marmalade jelly, while the greenish areas are opaque. I find the contrast between the two hues to be quite attractive, and I'm certain it'll make a truly exciting item of jewelry! The cab has a high rounded dome of 6mm, a graceful designer 'flame' shape, and a glossy polish both front and back.

Size: 56x25 mm
Weight: approximately 60 carats

Price: Sold
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