The face of this amazing pyritized ammonite has been polished off to reveal its sparkly, mesmerizing inner chambers! This fabulous fossil pendant is from our very own Geoclassics jewelry line! Set in sterling silver.
Dimensions: 1.9″ long (with bail) x 1.2″ wide x .6″ thick
Weight: .55 ounces/15.6 grams
Genus / Species: Rondiceras sp.
Age: middle jurassic / callovian (approximately 160 million years old)
Location: Mikhaylov, Ryazan Oblast, Russia
The name PYRITE is derived from the Greek word for fire, given the name because striking two pieces together can produce sparks. With a hardness ranging from 6 to 6.5, this metallic
yellow iron sulfide has earned the familiar nickname, “fools gold”. Pyrite demonstrates many crystal patterns, one of the most spectacular being large perfect cubes. The ancient Incas
used pieces of pyrite as mirrors. This mineral is believed to enhance willpower and help overcome bad habits. It can also help boost creativity and establish a “can-do” attitude toward
life. Pyrite is found world-wide, with important deposits in Spain, Italy and Peru.