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Ammolite Cabochon


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Product Description

This Ammolite tongue-shaped cabochon measures 33x18x4mm.

Ammolite is a rare and valuable opal-like organic gemstone found primarily along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains of North America. 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. It is one of several biogenic gemstones; others include amber and pearl.1 In 1981, Ammolite was given official gemstone status by the World Jewelry Confederation, the same year commercial mining of Ammolite began– (Wikipedia)