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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 example is olive green, with brown and russet, and shows an intricate 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. No doubt it'll make a fascinating piece of jewelry! The cab has a well rounded dome of 5mm, a graceful designer drop shape, and a slick glossy polish both front and back.

Size: 47x17mm
Weight: approximately 36 carats

Price: SOLD See current gemstones for sale




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