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.
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