Fossil Ammonite Earrings - Sterling Silver

Here is a pair of sterling silver earrings made out of a 110 million year old cut and polished ammonite fossil. These ammonites are quarried in the Mahajanga Province province of Madagascar and lived at a time when dinosaurs ruled the earth. The polishing allows the stunning inner chambers to be seen which have been replaced by agate over millions of years.

Ammonites were predatory mollusks that resembled a squid with a shell. These cephalopods had eyes, tentacles, and spiral shells. They are more closely related to a living octopus, though the shells resemble that of a nautilus. Ammonites appeared in the fossil record about 240 million years ago and they barely survived several major extinction events. The last lineages disappeared 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified
LOCATION
Ambatolafia, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
SIZE
Ammonite 0.8" tall
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#81645
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