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Ammonite Fossil Necklace Handmade Pearls Silver Spiral Jewelry OOAK

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If only this fossil ammonite pendant could talk - an ANCIENT VOICE it would truly be! ANCIENT VOICE is a wonderfully unique, one of a kind (OOAK), handmade gemstone necklace, created with an ammonite fossil pendant, freshwater pearls, a hand-hammered spiral, Swarovski crystals and sterling silver. Perfect to wear with your casual clothes, it also will be a stunning piece of jewelry to wear with a little black dress! Carefully created by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, ANCIENT VOICE will definitely set you apart from the normal, run of the mill jewelry-wearing crowd!

When I hold ANCIENT VOICE in my hand, I am blown away to realize just how ancient the fossil ammonite pendant is: approximately 400-65.5 million years old, a time so far back that I can't hardly even begin to imagine it. If you look closely, you can see amazing detail in the ammonite pendant. Small, separate chambers in the spiraling length of the fossil are easily seen. What is even more amazing, however, is the crystalline formation in many of the chambers. Under a magnifying glass, the crystals sparkle! During my research, I found out that the earthy-colored stone surrounding the ammonite is probably fossilized shale.

To mimic the spiral shape of the ammonite, I hand-hammered a small sterling silver spiral and attached it to the pendant. Also added were two 4mm Swarovski bicone crystals in "white opal" and "light Colorado topaz" colors to mimic the sparkle of the crystalline structure in the ammonite. I purposely attached the spiral so it runs in the opposite direction of the ammonite's spiral.

The ammonite pendant is attached to beautiful freshwater pearls in colors running from white to pinkish to mauve. The luster of these pearls is superb; they glow on their own and are some of the prettiest I've seen in a long time! Sterling silver 2mm beads separate every grouping of 3 pearls. A simple sterling silver hook clasp finishes ANCIENT VOICE beautifully!

Ammonites are extinct, but they were once plentiful in pre-historic oceans ranging from about 400 million years ago to around 65.5 million years ago. When wearing this necklace, you are wearing a piece of very ancient history!

Here is the important information for ANCIENT VOICE:

Ammonite pendant: app. 28 mm x 6mm
Pearls: app. 8mm x 6mm
Swarovski crystals: 4mm bicones; "white opal" and "light Colorado topaz"
Spiral: hand-hammered; sterlig silver
Metal: sterling silver
Clasp: hook clasp; sterling silver
Length: app 18"/45.7 cm

ANCIENT VOICE will come with two informational drop tags: one with the piece's name; the other lists the materials used in the necklace and the language of the stones and metals.

What a beautifully unique necklace ANCIENT VOICE is! You will be wearing a piece of pre-history when wearing this piece!

***Please be aware that not all monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the stones are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.

Shadow Dog Designs
Unique Handmade Jewelry
for the Discriminating Woman

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

One of the reasons I love using stones in my jewelry is because of the wonder of the geological processes that take place to form such beauties. That wonder doubles when working with fossils. I bought this ammonite pendant in a favorite haunt in Santa Fe several years ago and just recently decided how to use it. Because ammonites lived in ancient oceans, I wanted to use pearls to continue the water theme. And because spirals are so prevalent in Nature, I just had to add a manmade one to ANCIENT VOICE. I love this necklace

Materials Used

fossil ammonite pendant; freshwater pearls; Swarovski crystals; sterling silver daisy spacers, 2mm beads, handmade spiral and hook clasp; 49 strand jewelers wire

More Info

Carefully handmade in a pet friendly, smoke free studio (:

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Ammonite pendant, pearls

Size: 18" / 45.7 cm in lenght

Pattern: Pendant necklace

Color: Brown


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