Ammonites: The Ancient Sea Creatures That Inspire Jewelry

Ammonites are extinct marine mollusks that were closely related to modern-day squid and octopuses. They lived during the Mesozoic era, from about 240 million years ago to the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event 66 million years ago. Ammonites were incredibly diverse, with over 10,000 different species known. They came in a wide range of shapes and sizes, from small ones the size of a coin to large ones the size of a car.

Ammolite is prized for its iridescent colors, which can range from red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.

Ammonite jewelry is a beautiful and unique way to wear a piece of history. If you are looking for a unique and stylish piece of jewelry, then ammonite jewelry is a great option.

Ammonites are often found as fossils, and they are a popular choice for jewelry. Ammonite jewelry is said to have a variety of benefits, including:

  • Feng Shui: Ammonites are said to be good for Feng Shui, as they represent growth and abundance.
  • Metaphysical properties: Some people believe that ammonites have metaphysical properties, such as the ability to protect the wearer from negative energy.
  • Aesthetic appeal: Ammonites are simply beautiful, and they make for stunning jewelry pieces.

The History of Ammonite Jewelry

Ammonites have been used in jewelry for centuries. The earliest known examples of ammonite jewelry date back to ancient Egypt. Egyptian amulets and jewelry often featured the image of an ammonite. The Egyptians believed that the ammonite was a symbol of protection and good luck.

Ammonites were also used in jewelry by the ancient Greeks and Romans. The Greeks believed that the ammonite was a symbol of wisdom and knowledge. The Romans believed that the ammonite was a symbol of fertility.

Ammonite jewelry continued to be popular in Europe during the Middle Ages. It was often used as a religious symbol. For example, the ammonite was often used as a symbol of the Holy Trinity.

Ammonite jewelry became less popular during the Renaissance. However, it experienced a resurgence in popularity in the 19th century. This was due in part to the discovery of large deposits of ammonite fossils in North America and Europe.

I hope you found this interesting! Energy Peace carry some of these fossils and also some jewelry pieces. Please contact me if you don't see what you need as I may have more! 

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