Given official gemstone status in 1981, Ammolite is truly a wonder of nature!
The supply of Ammolite is extremely limited and with only one area for mining, Ammolite truly is one of natures rarest gems.
At current production levels supplies of high grade Ammolite are expected to be completely exhausted in approximately 20 years.
The colours present in Ammolite are caused by light interference during refraction into the many layers of the gemstone.
Each colour in Ammolite represents a different layer of the gem material, so depending on the number of fine layers in the rough, everything from one colour to the full visible spectrum will be displayed.
Since the play of light varies, every Ammolite gem shows a unique array of colour.
The Ammolite stone is linked to the Zodiac sign Aquarius. These people are creative and free minds that can benefit a lot from the powerful energy of this beautiful stone. This stone can help you reach your spiritual potential and greatness.
The Ammolite stone is linked to the Crown Chakra. The crown chakra is open at the top because it connects the human with the divine and the cosmic, the great whole. It is located outside of the gross body and is the seat of Unity Consciousness. Through this connection to the Divine through the crown chakra we can attain the highest form of knowledge and wisdom – knowledge through fusion and unity.
Ammolite has established itself over the past few decades as a popular gem stone that is stabilized to improve hardness and durability with resin or plastic. The stone has been in circulation since 1969, but has only been mined since 1981 on a higher scale. The majority of commercially available Ammolites come from Canada – the richest deposits of Ammolite exist here.
Another use of Ammolite is as a healing stone. Already the medicine men of the Indians in Canada have sworn on the magic and healing powers of Ammolite. In addition, they used Ammolite as a talisman in the hunt for buffalo, hence the synonym Buffalo stone / Iniskim.
Ammolite has also experienced an economic boom since the 1990’s with the onset of the Feng Shui wave, inasmuch as Ammolite is used to increase chi. Clinically, the healing effect of Ammolite could not be confirmed.
The main constituent of Ammolite is aragonite; in addition, Ammolites may contain the minerals quartz, pyrite and calcite. According to the classification of mineralogy aragonite is a carbonate mineral with the chemical composition CaCO3. Ammolite is characterized by a great variety of colors.
In addition to red and green, Ammolite may also be of violet, blue and brown color, whereby the colors may occur individually or more colors are present in one copy. Along with the number of colors, the value of Ammolite increases. The highest price is reached by Ammolite with three or more colors.
Like aragonite, Ammolite crystallizes following the rhombic crystal system to form platelet-like crystals of small thickness: 0.5 to 0.8 mm. With the processing or grinding of Ammolite, the layer thickness decreases down to 0.1 mm. The play of colors of Ammolite is explained by the lamellar structure of the crystal platelets, which lead to colored mirror effects when light enters the Ammolite.
Ammolite is sometimes compared and mistaken for mother of pearl and labradorite due to the variegation and sheen. The gloss of Ammolite is silky and in the polished state glassy with opaque transparency. The break is brittle. Some specimens are pervaded by fine lines, cracks and apparent breakages. With a Mohs hardness of 3.5 to 4 Ammolite is relatively soft. The density is 2.75 to 2.84 g / cm³.
Born of water, the Ammolite can be used in water. That may sound strange, but it is quite simple. Anyone who deals with Feng Shui cannot pass the Ammolite. The black stone, in the form of a shell, embedded in rocks ensures balance.
Ammolite was found in the context of Ammolites of the genus intercalary and Placenticeras meeki, which lived during the Cretaceous period, with Ammolite being the mother-of-pearl of said fossils. The fact that the Ammolite is still preserved today and has not been decomposed is due to the fossilization of the Ammolites. After demise, the Ammolites sank to the bottom of the sea and were overlain by sands; Furthermore, volcanic ash is called sedimentation material.
As a result of the impact of the sediment layers, it came to an oxygen termination, so that the Ammolites could not decay and the soft tissues were replaced by the passage through limestone.
In addition, the mineral coating of Ammolite was retained. The occurrence of Ammolite is limited to a few sites in Austria, Madagascar and Canada, where Canada is considered the main producer of Ammolite due to the high amount – nevertheless, it is a rare material Ammolite.
This powerful stone can be used to purify your relationship. Hardly any other fossil is as well known as Ammolites in addition to trilobites and belemnites or thunderbolts. Fossilized Ammolites are of particular importance to science, as fossils can be used to draw conclusions about the environmental conditions during the lifetime of Ammolites and the age of the rocks in which Ammolites are embedded.
Because of this, Ammolites are among the key fossils, i. Findings of Ammolites in rock formations show that the site was covered by water during the lifetime of the Ammolites – inasmuch as Ammolites were aquatic life organisms and were, after their end, covered by sediments, which were solidified into sedimentary rocks over the millennia.
The high price to pay for Ammolites is explained by the rarity of this mother-of-pearl. Ammolite, which is available for purchase, comes mainly from the northwestern United States and north-adjacent provinces of Canada. The peculiarity of Ammolite is the opal-like iridescence in the colors of the rainbow, which does not occur in other Ammolites or not in this form. The reason: the conditions of origin, which prevented the ammoniated mother-of-pearl from being decomposed, dissolved or transformed during the petrification.