Giant Sea Fossil Necklace - B
This amazing piece is known as a Simbircite. This was an ammonite but an agatized material filled in chambers of the Ammonite. It is a complex mix of iron & magnesium rich calcite, aragonite, pyrite, zeolite, and quartz. The veins of pyrite were originally the bone of the ammonite. Formed over 160 million years ago, Simbircite with pyrite is both a gemstone and fossil. This stunning, high grade piece also has a big spot of Ammolite on the right side of the stone - it has gorgeous red flashes of color because it is a natural opal-like material that is formed overtime from fossilized Ammonite shells. There is a large spot of pyrite on the left side too <3
It is hard to photograph this piece because there are so many beautiful details - it is even much more gorgeous in person.
The pendant is about 3.25 inches long, the chain is about 19 inches long.
if you would like a different chain length please leave a note at checkout or email me immediately after purchase at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consider measurements carefully.
How Its Made: Each stone is handpicked to meet my standards of excellent quality. Ring bands and many other connective parts are hand formed and are then sculpted onto the stone with a permanent epoxy. In the areas where I would like metal to be, I paint each piece with an electrically conductive paint. The next step is to put a removable, protective covering on all stones. The necklace will then go through a process where it is submerged into an acid bath and the areas with the conductive paint will begin to grow a super strong layer of 100% pure copper. This growth process takes 12 - 36 hours for each piece and is monitored during the process. After this is done, each piece is one by one hand polished, cleaned, oxidized, polished again, and then given a clear protective coating. After they are all dry and finished, they are ready to be added to high quality, beautiful chains :)
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