Ammonite pendants

Ammonite fossil pendant with non sterling silver bead or wooden bead and adjustable thong, average R90. You may request a sterling silver bead which will cost R30 extra.
S. Silver ammonite pendants average R450.

There are also ammonite specimans for sale – please contact for sizes and prices on email and I can send you photos. The size in this photo is approx R400. Colours range from the beige/brown to blackish. Sizes are from very small to XL (R30-R1200!) They are from Madagascar and good quality.

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Description

Some Interesting Info:

Ammonites are classified in the phylum Mollusca , class Cephalopoda, subclass Ammonoidea. Ammonites were predatory, squidlike creatures that lived inside coil-shaped shells. They are related to the Nautilus, both having coiled and chambered shells., but ammonites display intricately shaped septa and sutures. Like other cephalopods, ammonites had sharp, beaklike jaws inside a ring of tentacles that extended from their shells to snare prey such as small fish and crustaceans. Some ammonites grew more than three feet (one meter) across—possible snack food for the giant mosasaur Tylosaurus. Ammonites constantly built new shell as they grew, but only lived in the outer chamber. They scooted through the warm, shallow seas by squirting jets of water from their bodies. A thin, tubelike structure called a siphuncle reached into the interior chambers to pump and siphon air, keeping them buoyant and to help them move through the water. Ammonites first appeared about 240 million years ago, though they descended from straight-shelled cephalopods called bacrites that date back to the Devonian, about 415 million years ago. Ammonites were prolific breeders, lived in schools, and are among the most abundant fossils found today. It is believed that a huge meteor collided with earth about 65 million years ago. This event caused a tremendous amount of dust to be thrown into the atmosphere, blocking out the sun for years. Rapid climatic changes were the result. It has been estimated that 80% of the earth’s inhabitants, including ammonites and all of the dinosaurs, became extinct during this event.. Scientists use the various shapes and sizes of ammonite shells that appeared and disappeared through the ages to date other fossils. Ammonites are named after the Egyptian god Ammon, who is often depicted with rams’ horns behind each ear. These ammonites are from Madagascar, off the East coast of Africa.