Shimmery, iridescent opalized ammonites are BACK in stock here at the Crystal Lion, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! These beauties come to us from Russia and truly breathtaking.
Ammonites are fossilized invertebrates, now extinct, that first appeared around 400 million years ago. They were mollusks (like a conch) with tightly coiled shells that formed a “wheel” that resembled a ram’s horn. The chambers throughout the shell were porous and allowed for the animal to push water and air in and out of the sections as needed, so it could rise up or move down through the water. In the fossilized specimens, we can see some of those air pockets, and they look like crystal druze windows! They grew by adding chambers onto the end of their shell as they aged.
There are incredible folk stories, legends, and myths about ammonite fossils, and cultures around the world revered them and thought them divine.
Most ammonites would decompose once they died, but fossilization is the rare occurrence of being in the right place at the time of your demise. These fossilized ammonites were preserved in an anoxic environment (without oxygen) which ensured their fossilization and preservation. These specimens are from Morocco, where they are estimated to be about 350 million years old.
Ammonite represents and enhances the life force, or life energy (the Chinese call this “chi”). The spiral symbolizes evolution, change, growth, and continuity. This is a stone (well, fossil) that draws off negative energy, but it’s also highly recommended to attract wealth and success, bring prosperity and good health. This is a stone of vitality, longevity and one that aids in relieving depression and anxiety. It’s an energy bringing stone, one to motivate you in success and productivity in your life and career goals.
This listing is for ONE (1) iridescent “opalized” ammonite from Russia. Please choose between Large (1.5-2 inches) and Small (1-1.25 inches).
Please note that the ammonites are shown wet in several of the photos (the last two, plus a few are wet on the top of the group photo in the hand bowl). Some collectors choose to rub a natural vegetable oil across their ammonites to keep the shimmer at its highest vibrancy at all times.
**Please note: This is an intuitively chosen listing – we cannot choose individual pieces from the photos or send additional photos. Always feel free to put your preference in color/shape/size/etc. in the “notes to seller” box at checkout, and we’ll do our best to match you up from our selection!
All stones and crystals in our shop have been cleansed with our natural mountain spring water (except for those that may dissolve in water, such as selenite) and have been smudged with organic white sage, harvested sustainably and produced fairly.
Please note that crystals, minerals and fossils are a natural product and are rarely perfect. I do my best to capture each side of each piece in the photos. They are creations of Mother Nature that have weathered the elements and more for untold number of years, and I cannot guarantee perfection or perfect points. These are natural objects. All photographs are taken outside, in natural sunlight, and the photos are NEVER altered.
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Disclaimer: None of the information in these listings is meant to replace medical advice. We are NOT doctors. Please consult your doctor for assistance with any physical or mental health concerns. Crystals, gems and minerals are NOT a replacement for healthcare treatment. Information in our description is for spiritual purposes. Please do your own research on the safety of certain minerals.