Ammonite Fossils Kunzite Copper Red Turquoise Copper Druzy Necklace

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This is an exceptional piece, a very unique necklace that features Ammonite Fossils, Pink Kunzite, Copper Red Turquoise, Pink Copper Window Druzy gemstone in a solid .925 sterling silver setting. The beautiful ammonite fossils from Madagascar in this necklace are wonderfully preserved, the internal chambers replaced with crystalline calcite in gold and browns. The focal point is a beautiful Pink Copper Window Druzy with sparkling colors on the druzy crystals within. The impression you get when gazing at this stone is as though you are looking at a druzy in a magical moonlight. This striking necklace measures 17.2" in length and it weight a hefty 55 grams. This unique necklace is certain to turn heads! Silver has been the best performing asset in recent years outperforming equities, property and most asset classes over a 3, 5 and 10 year period. The declining and very small supply of silver; significant industrial demand and perhaps most importantly significant and increasing demand will keep the price of silver rising. This is an excellent value for the quality and the price. Ammonites are the fossilized, hard shells of extinct mollusks that existed from the Paleozoic to the end of the Cretaceous era. Their closest relative is the chambered Nautilus from the Pacific and Indian oceans. After millions of years the original shell is slowly replaced by minerals such as agate or calcite. These creatures lived in the seas between 240 - 65 million years ago, when they became extinct along with the dinosaurs. Millions of years ago, deep in the bowels of our Earth, gemstones were created in innumerable variations. We are familiar with most of them, and indeed we have been so in most cases for thousands of years. Yet every now and again a previously unknown variant of a gem comes to light. One of these 'young' gemstones is kunzite, with its delicate pink hues, a gem which is seen more and more often nowadays, making an attractive eye-catcher in jewelry. Yes, kunzite has only been known for a little more than a hundred years, and yet it is now going through something like a second renaissance. Kunzite is still a very young gemstone. It was not until 1902 that the New York jeweler and gemstone specialist George Frederick Kunz (1856 - 1932) became the first person to give a comprehensive description of this stone, which had just been discovered in California. And since newly discovered gemstones are usually given the name of their discoverer or patron, this new pale pink discovery was called 'kunzite'. Above all, the appeal of this gemstone lies in its clarity and its fine delicate pink nuances which often display a hint of violet. These are delicate, tender hues, feminine and seductive. In order to make sure that the fine color is shown to its full advantage, the cutter must align the raw crystal very precisely during his work. The reason is that depending on the angle from which you look at a kunzite, it can appear violet, pink or even colorless. Indeed some kunzites from finds in Afghanistan display a rich, strong violet, a light violet and a light green depending on the angle of observation. This property is particularly well developed in kunzite. If you have the opportunity to look at a kunzite from close up, watch out for it. In a well cut stone, the most beautiful color nuance will always be visible from above, experienced cutters working the raw crystal in perfect accord with its material properties. Pale pink kunzite was discovered in 1902 in the Pala District of San Diego County in California. Today, the prism-shaped crystals with their typical vertical striations are mainly found in Afghanistan, Madagascar, Brazil and the USA. The crystals, or fragments of crystals, often badly eaten away, can attain sizes of up to several kilograms. This gemstone with its fine, delicate pink is not only an ideal precious stone for lovers; it is also popular as a healing stone. Kunzite is said to enhance a person's capacity for devotion and understanding and to bestow inner peace and joie de vivre on its wearer. And since it is also said to activate the mind and liberate us from worry and anxiety, it is an excellent gemstone for those suffering from strain or exam nerves. Whether or not one actually believes in these positive effects, one thing is certain: its fine pink with a hint of violet radiates a serene composure and keeps moods of depression and anxiety at bay right from the outset. Try it for yourself!