Fossil Orthoceras & Ammonite Pendant - Sterling Silver

This is a beautiful handcrafted pendant featuring a real, polished, 400 million year old Orthoceras fossil from Morocco. The setting on this unique pendant is sterling silver. There is also a small (.37") ammonite from Madagascar attached.

Orthoceras is an extinct "straight" cephalopod that lived during the Devonian period nearly 400 million years ago. Like other cephalopods they lived inside of their shell, had tentacles they could use to grab food and used jet propulsion, squirting water to move. They are found and mined in huge numbers from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco which lie on the Northern edge of the Sahara Desert.

Ammonites were predatory cephalopod mollusks that resembled squids with spiral shells. They are more closely related to living octopuses, though their shells resemble that of nautilus species. True ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years ago during the Triassic Period. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.

What an ammonite would have looked like while alive.
What an ammonite would have looked like while alive.
Arionoceratid Nautiloid
Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Orthoceras is 1.3"
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