This ammonite fossil pendent features a colorful opalized fossil accented with rainbow moonstone and grape agate.
Ammonites were squid like creatures with a similar appearance to a nautilus that existed 240 million years ago. Ammonites went extinct 65 million years ago, around the same time as the dinosaurs, and their beautiful spiral shells have been fossilized with different minerals over time. Ammonites were prolific breeders, lived in schools, and are among the most abundant fossils found today. The name comes from its appearance: it resembles a ram’s horn. In Egyptian mythology, the God Ammon looked like a man with horns like a ram. The ancient fossil was considered Ammon’s stone, thus inheriting the name, ammonite.
Ammonite can bring stability and order in life, and eases spiritual growth and development. It is useful for professions that require accuracy and analytical thinking. Ammonites are also a great stone to carry during pregnancy. They help mothers connect with their children and stay connected long after birth. Ammonites also help with depression and emotional imbalances, making it an exceptional stone for new mothers to ward off postpartum depression.
Grape Agate is the name given to the botryoidal purple Chalcedony that has been recently discovered in Indonesia. Botryoidal stones grow in groups of spheres. So far there has been only one locality found, near the western coast of Sulawesi, an island of Indonesia. Colors range from dark purple to a light lilac or lavender. Very rarely green colored specimens are found amongst a purple vein, and even bicolored green and purple pieces have been found. These are amongst the rarest, as most resemble their namesake.
Grape Agate is a powerful intuitive stone. This stone can help activate your psychic abilities and assist in the understanding of dreams. If you are someone who constantly dreams, it is recommended to place this stone at your bedside each night to allow the powerful energies of this stone to work while you sleep. Grape Agate promotes mental clarity and vividness, and aids when trying to link the dream realm and real world together.
Moonstone is a variety of feldspar mineral. When cut as a cabochon this stone exhibits a flash of color known as the Schiller Effect. This phenomenon is caused by structural anomalies within the crystal formation. Moonstone has been used in jewelry by Ancient Greeks and Romans who associated the stone's color with the light of the moon. Most moonstone comes from India and Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan moonstone is most famous for its attractive blue colored material, but blue moonstone is becoming increasingly rare. India is known for producing fine rainbow moonstone. Moonstone is found in many colors including gray, peach, and white.
Moonstone is a stone for emotional balance and stability. It can help those who are more sensitive than others establish boundaries. Wear this stone to keep positive in the company of negative people. Moonstone is the traveler's stone due the protection it affords, especially at night. It is an excellent crystal for first or new love, and is comforting if love must be kept a secret. Moonstone can aid in reuniting loved ones who parted in anger. Moonstone is also the stone of love and is considered the ultimate crystal for fertility.
This pendant measures approximately 61mm x 32mm and is plated in silver.