Ammolite or Ammonite
Ammolite’s origin is from the upper half of the disk shape of Ammonite, known as the Cretaceous period(geologic period) of more than 66 million years ago. It is a fossil, from the ancient sea creatures. A prehistoric time, formed from being underground that ran along the Rocky Mountains, today it is known as the Western Interior Seaway.
The Ammonites died off, became buried & became shale(fine-grain sedimentary rock) composed of mud, minerals, clay minerals, included in the minerals, aragonite, quartz & calcite.
The Ammolite can be found in locations from Alberta, Canada to South of Montana, there have been findings of small deposits in central Utah. the best quality of these Ammomites are found along the Eastern slopes of the Rockies in Southern Alberta, along the St. Mary River, between the towns of Macgrath & the city of Lethbridge.
These Ammolites are found in shallow open pits, dug with backhoes. The dirt is then hand screened for potential gemstones. Of all the Ammolites that is found, only about 50% is used to make jewelry.
In 1981, the World Jewelry Confederation gave the Ammolite it’s official gemstone status, this was the same time that they began commercial mining for Ammolite.
In 2007, Ammolite became the official gemstone for the city of Lethbridge, Canada.
Ammolite is also known as aapoak, meaning Kainah for small, crawling stone. Kainah is Kainai Nation, Kainawa or Blood Tribe, which is a First Nation Band Government in Southern Alberta, Canada.
There are many colors you can see on the Ammolite, depending on how it is held, the lightening(chromatic shift), & brightness(iridescence.) The main colors can be red & green to blue or purple, the blue or purple are common colors of Ammolite.
This gemstone or fossil is named for the Egyptian god Ammon, this is because of the shell looking like a rams horn.
Ancient Egyptian & Romans held this gemstone in very high praise & a prized possession for it’s magic & powers.
In Whitby, England it is known as the “Snake Stone”, the locals believed it was attributed to St. Hilda who put a spell on the snakes & behead them, they then curled up & became stone.
For those that use Feng Shui like the Ammonite especially for the exterior of the shell as it brings vitality, harmony, prosperity & well-being to those that live in the same home, as well as those that visited.
In Feng Shui they believe that the Ammolite to have gained the Knowledge of the Universe & anyone that came near this fossil benefited from it do to the knowledge it held.
It can be used for meditation & is used for Qi, Chi & enhance the flow of life energy. Even for those that don’t believe in Feng Shui can benefit from it.
Ammonite or Ammolite is a very protective gemstone.
It aids with stability & releases negative energy. Giving positive Earth energy, bringing good luck & prosperity.
This gemstone gives warmth, life & fire, it is also known for unexpected changes.
To help past life obsessions of letting go of the feelings of fate…. Karma!
It will aid in degenerative problems, help in childbirth & depression.
Blessings, Light & love
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