Ammolite is a rare and beautiful stone that comes from the placenticeras ammonite fossil. These stones have a specific gravity of 2.60–2.85. As these stones are hard to imitate, they are rarely imitated.
Ammolite is a symbol of perfection, wisdom, integrity, prosperity, fortune, steadiness and luck. These stones are extremely rare as the only deposit of these stones are beginning to run dry.
Let us learn more about Ammolite.
Ammolite is an opal-like organic gemstone and a fossilized form of the mineral aragonite. These stones are associated with the base/root (Muladhara) chakra and it helps to open up and balance this chakra. It helps the wearer to ground themselves and establish a deep spiritual and divine connection with the body. It helps to bring happiness in one's life and guide self to a better path.
Ammolite was officially announced as a gemstone in 1981 by the World Jewelry Confederation (CIBJO). It is believed that the word "Ammolite" is derived from the name of the Ancient Egyptian God Ammon (God of the sun and the air). In ancient times, the Blackfoot people used these stones as a talisman and they called it "Iniskim" which means "Buffalo Stone".
Ammolite became the official gemstone of the City of Lethbridge, Alberta in 2007. These stones are also known as aapoak, gem ammonite, calcentine, and Korite. It is a rare stone that is commercially produced only in a small area along the St. Mary River in southwestern Alberta, Canada.
Ammolite was formed about 70-75 million years ago. These stones are formed within ancient marine fossils, ammonites. Ammonite is composed of aragonite that is the same mineral contained in nacre, with a microstructure inherited from the shell.
The chemical formula of Ammolite is CaCO3 aragonite polymorph, with minor amounts of calcite, pyrite, silica, and other impurities. These stones have a hardness of 3.5-4.5 on the Mohs scale and they have a greasy to dull luster.
Ammolite is a rare, iridescent, and beautiful stone that is a type of its own.
Ammolite is commercially produced or mined only in Southern Alberta, Canada.
The cost of Ammolite highly depends on its color. Although Ammolite is a rare gemstone and their production is decreasing day by day, its price can range from only $1-$100. Their price is believed to increase after a few years as the production rate is decreasing.
Ammolite is mostly used to produce doublets or triplets for jewelry.
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