Ammonite the Fossil
Now extinct, the ammonite mollusc was a shelled cephalopod. The extinction of ammonites coincided with the extinction of dinosaurs. Ammonites inhabited the world’s oceans and now appear as fossils in marine rocks. Because of their rapid evolution and wide distribution, ammonite fossils provide a useful tool for indexing and dating rocks. It is said that the original discus used by the ancient Greeks in their Olympics was in fact a fossilised ammonite. In India, ammonite fossils are identified with the god Vishnu and are used in various ceremonies. They are mostly collected in Nepal, from the bed of the River Gandaki where it cuts through Jurassic sediments. These fossils are known as "shaligram shila". The word ammonite is derived from Ammon, an Egyptian god who took the form of a ram. Ammonites are similar in appearance to a ram's horn.
Ammonite can be distinguished their shape which looks like a coil with a wide mouth. The chambered part of the ammonite shell is called a phragmocone. It contains a series of progressively larger chambers, called camerae that are divided by thin walls called septa. Only the last and largest chamber, the body chamber, was occupied by the living animal at any given moment. As it grew, it added newer and larger chambers to the open end of the coil.
Ammonite will help bring tradition and character to a newly built house. They also create an organised home and increase domestic harmony. At work, Ammonite brings long lasting success and stability to new or high-tech firms.
Ammolite the Gemstone
Ammolite is cut from the fossilized shells of extinct ammonites and found only in the Bearpaw Formation in Alberta, Canada. With a wide range of dazzling colors and patterns, this organic gemstone is highly desired for freeform natural cabochons and assembled jewelry pieces.
Ammolite “naturals” are freeform cabochons with a non-coated hand finish. They're backed by the original shale of the fossil.
Doublets are freeform cabochons bonded to a backing.
Ammolite triplets are usually constructed on a dark gray wafer of natural shale below a thin layer of ammolite. On top, there's usually a calibrated cap of optical quartz or synthetic spinel. This structure allows the ammolite to show the most brilliant flash while protecting it in a setting durable enough for everyday jewelry wear.
Ammolite is one of few biogenic gemstones; others include amber and pearl. In 1981, ammolite was given official gemstone status by the World Jewellery Confederation, the same year commercial mining of ammolite began.
Ammonite and physical health
Ammonite is excellent for anything that needs structure and clarity, relieving birth trauma that interferes with the energy flow.
This stone is ideal as an earth healing stone.
Ammonite is helpful for overall well being and longevity, depression, labour pains, cell metabolism, osteomyelitis and tinnitus.
Ammolite awakens Kundalini energy and cellular memory. It stabilises the pulse and overcomes degenerative disorders.
It supports the cranium and inner ear, lungs and limbs
ammonite and your feelings
Ammonite will bring about a circulation of energy, making you feel more stable, protected, and grounded in your life.
It will also do the same to any space that this stone is placed.
Ammonite energies will provide you with a kind of stability that’s dynamic.
Ammolite is a stone that will convert all your energies that you receive into love and positivity.
This stone will deepen your meditative experience, enhance your moods, relieve any kind of trauma, and boost your stamina.
When you wear an Ammolite pendant, it will also help you achieve balance in your body, mind, and spirit.
It will help you reach a healthy and serene state.
Carry a piece of Ammolite with you or wear it as jewelry to attract more good luck and financial prosperity.
IMAGES OF AMMONITE FOSSIL & AMMOLITE SHELL
ammonite and the mind
Psychologically ammonite stimulates your survival instincts and the knowledge that you will get there if you persevere. Ammonite encourages you to seek and achieve personal power in your life.
Feng Shui masters call ammonite the seven colour prosperity stone.
It is believed that it stimulates the flow of qi, life force through the body.
This stone is exceedingly fortunate and it is suggested that you keep one in your home to bring wealth, health, vitality and happiness.
If placed in the business premises it will promote beneficial business dealings.
When worn, ammolite will impart charisma and sensuous beauty to the wearer.
When you place a piece of Ammolite inside your home, you can transform any negative energy present and bring in more peace and harmony.
ammonite and the spirit
Ammonite activates metaphysical powers and inter-dimensional exploration.
Ammonite has the souls path encoded within it and it a useful support for rebirthing. This stone takes you deep into your centre and into completion.
lt activates personal empowerment and the spiritual will.
Ammonite converts negative energy into a gently flowing positive spiral.
This stone is a powerful Karmic cleanser, if placed on the third eye this stone releases your mental obsessions and past life imperatives.
Use Ammonite in rituals to represent the earth element. It is excellent as a past-life and past-worlds focus, for Atlantean and Lemurian visualisations and for an increased intuitive understanding of crystals and stones.
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