Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Gold Ammolite and Hematite Pendant

I had a hard time just picking one item from this artist, her work is breathtaking.  She writes : This pendant is handcrafted by me using gold filled wire around an ammolite gemstone and hematite bead. There is beautiful color flash in this ammolite that I tried to help show with the different angles and lighting but is really difficult to capture on camera.

Ammolite is a rare and valuable opal-like organic gemstone found primarily along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains of the United States and Canada. It is made of the fossilized shells of ammonites, which in turn are composed primarily of aragonite, the same mineral that makes up nacreous pearls.

You can find more from this artist at http://www.etsy.com/shop/shellamie


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