Extremely rare and beautiful 14K solid yellow gold opalized ammolite fossil necklace. This necklace is in excellent like new condition and was very lightly worn. The necklace is set with a beautiful AA/A+ dragonskin patterned ammolite gemstone that has gorgeous shades of emerald green, burnt orange and teal blue measuring approximately 26mm X 18mm. The stone is set in a beautiful handmade 18K solid yellow gold nautical themed pendant in a rectanglular mounting with etched shells on all four corners. The pendant measures 2 inches in length from the top of the bail to the bottom, and 1 inch in width with a thickness of 5.28mm. The 18K yellow gold pendant is enforced by a heavy duty handmade bail that lies moveable along a 14K solid yellow gold 20" heavy duty rope chain that measures 3mm in width with a lobster claw style clasp. The entire necklace weighs 41.7 grams. Appraisal Value: $7000.
This information is graded by a GIA graduate and will be sent along with a written insurance appraisal with purchase. The item will be packaged nicely in a beautiful suede box and packaging.
More About the Ammonite/Ammolite Fossil Stone and the Grading of the stone
"The term ‘ammonite’ refers to an extinct group of mollusks. These creatures, along with the dinosaurs, died out at the end of the Cretaceous Period around 65 million years ago. When ammonites died, they were deposited at the bottom of the ocean and covered with sediment. After being buried for millions of years, the remains of these marine organisms fossilized and left behind shells which are found throughout the world. In some parts of Southern Alberta, the shell of the ammonite creature has an outer layer of beautiful colour. This colour is a gemstone called ‘ammolite’ and was created as a result of the geological and mineralogical processes that occurred in these areas."
"Grading the stone is based on the scope of colors that the Ammolite shows and the vividness of these colors. To achieve the AA or A + grade status, the ammolite gemstone must meet certain criteria. It has to have at least three colours: one from the blue, green and red family. These grades are a step above showing more rotational colors and unique appearances."