Large Collection Grade Ammolite 84 cts

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$650.00

Details

Stone Type: 
ammolite
Stone Cut: 
Cabochon
Stone Color: 
Red
Stone Shape: 
Free Form
Stone Dimensions: 
57mm x 34mm x 5.6mm
Stone Weight: 
84 carats
Stone Treatment: 
capped
Stone Origin: 
Canada
SKU: CA161

Description

This is an investment quality stone, with a near perfect red tone drapped across the entire face of the stone. The red color is very vibrant from all viewing angles. Perfect for any mineral or gemstone collection.

Measurements: 57mm x 34mm x 5.6mm

Weight: 84 carats

Stone Lore: 
Ammolite is only found in the Rocky mountains along certain shale deposits within the mountain range. Ammolite is considered an "organic" gemstone because it is comprised of the shell off prehistoric fossilized ammonites. Their shells are composed mostly of aragonite which is the same mineral contained in nacre, which is also what pearls are made from. It gained gemstone status in 1981 and became the official gemstone of the city of Lethbridge, in Alberta, Canada in 2007. Ammolite is commonly capped with liquid glass or resin (opticon) or fashioned into doublets or triplets in order to protect the surface of the stone. Other commonly canes for ammolite include aapoak (Kainah for "small, crawling stone"), gem ammonite, calcentine, and Korite. Reds and greens are the most common colors. All spectral colors are possible, with blue being the most rare, followed by purple and true yellow.
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