AMMONITE AND EUROPEAN 4 IN 1 BRACELET
Sterling Silver Chain Maille with a Genuine Ammonite Fossil
This incredible bracelet is a little bit of pre-history on your wrist.
If, like me, you are a fossil lover, then this is the piece for you.
The bracelet measures 7 inches / 17.78cm in length, but can be lengthened to a maximum of 9.5 inches / 24.13cm, or shortened to your size at no extra cost.
The chain maille bracelet is 0.39 inches / 1cm wide and the ammonite fossil is about 0.86 inches / 2.2cm round. The ammonite is highly polished on the front, and the reverse has been left in its natural state. A truly beautiful specimen.
The bracelet fastens with a lobster clasp.
This item weighs over 7.78g and is hallmarked in accordance with UK law.
The Hallmark is situated on the reverse of the bezel surrounding the ammonite.
OUR STANDARD PACKAGING
All of our jewellery comes carefully packed in our elegant, black gift box with silver branding, ready to give or to keep. The jewellery is covered in tissue to protect it on its journey to you or your recipient and the box lid is secured with a silver bow.
OUR GIFT-WRAPPING SERVICE
We offer a gift wrapping service as an optional extra, which includes a complementary gift card bearing a message of your choice.
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We also offer expedited shipping, UK only, as an optional upgrade at checkout if you are short on time.
Ammonites were squid-like marine molluscs which became extinct around the same time as the dinosaurs – 65 million years ago!
They existed from the Devonian Period to the end of the Cretaceous Period, a span of about 300 million years., and are found in sedimentary rocks.
Ammonites developed into many different species, according to the marine environment in which they lived. Some lived on shallow ledges, while some survived the depths of the ocean.
Pliny the Elder, in about 79AD, called them “ammonis cornua” – “horns of Ammon”. Ammon was an Egyptian god depicted with ram’s horns, which Pliny must have found very similar in appearance. Indeed, the unrolled ammonite “Martelites”, does look very much like ram’s horns. “ammonis cornua” was later changed to “ammonite”.