Ammonite Fossil & Agatized Dinosaur Bone Sterling Silver Earrings
This pair of earring was created with small ammonite fossils on top and small pieces of Agatized Dinosaur Bone on the bottom. Often called Gembone. The ear wires are sterling silver.
Handmade by Marie Clough, one of the owners of Homegrown Creativity
LENGTH: 2.25" including ear wire length.
METAL: All Sterling Silver
| What is Gembone? It is a mineralized dinosaur bone, which occurs when minerals from groundwater are deposited within the bones. It is one of five gemstones created from organisms (the others being pearl, ammolite, amber and jet).
|Ammonite fossils are 66-450 million years old, they were a shelled cephalopod. Most died out at the end of the Cretaceous Period when an asteroid collided with Earth. Ammonites come in all sizes, as tiny as a pinky nail and larger than a human. Ammonite fossils are formed when the remains or traces of the animal became buried in sediment which later solidified into rock. The name "ammonite" comes from their coil-shaped shells, which resemble the horns of the Egyptian god Ammon. These fossils, now rocks, all look incredibly different based on the contents of the sediment and minerals around them. Each one feels like a unique work of art on its own.