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This is a lovely 925 silver Ammonite fossil pendant necklace with very special silver work. It was finely crafted in Thailand. A beautiful brown amber color. The silver smith paid great attention to to the setting and adding a fancy ridge like border with generous amounts of silver and enclosed the fossil's edges in the back to help it endure through time. Stamped 925.I have included a nice handwoven necklace string with a wood clasp.Some history of Ammonites. The Ammonites or Ammonoid Cephalopods appeared in the late Silurian period about 400 million years ago. They became extinct along with the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period 65 million years ago. There name comes from their spiral shape appearing similar to rams horns. This name can be traced back to the Greeks comparing them to the Egyptian god of Ammon who is depicted as wearing Rams horns. They likely ate fish, crustaceans, and other small creatures. They themselves were preyed upon by large marine reptiles like Mosasaurs and some shells even bear the teeth marks from such attacks.
Pendant Size: 1.3" tall and 1.2" wide ( 3.3 cm tall and 3 cm wide ) excluding clasp