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The Green Bee Studio

Ancient Seas #4 — A Pyritized Ammonite Negative Pendant Necklace in Oxidized Sterling Silver and 14kt Gold

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Buried in some ancient muddy waters long before Man. Not quite the ammonite fossil itself, but the pyritized ammonite fossil negative. In other words, where the ammonite creature last rested on the ocean floor over 66 million years ago after the extinction in the Jurassic Age. The iron pyrite mineral built up under the ammonite shell for millions of years. Giving us this brilliant shiny imprint of gold, royal blue and bronze hues mingling together.

I have taken this ancient reminder and set it in fine silver, backed on sterling, and have oxidized it using a non-jewelers chemical method. The colors, aged imperfectly as silver does naturally over time in our World.

A Polished Nephrite Jade and 14kt Gold accents flank one the side of the ammonite negative to complete the piece.

The diameter of the pendant is 1 inch wide by 1.25 inches in height including the bail. This finishes with a linked rope style 18 inch sterling silver oxidized chain with a small spring style clasp in the back. 

As reminder, please no swimming, bathing or heavy exercise with this ring. Please no polishing or buffing as that will remove its lovely oxidation.

Please note because I use an environmentally friendly, and old style of oxidation, the dark oxidation colors may and will be uneven. Rather than a solid color, many deep colors come out in this process such as cobalt blues, deep purples and stormy grays. — All another benefit of using non-harsh patina techniques, you get a true oxidization effect.

** PLEASE NOTE: I can not make changes to sizing, chain lengths, or oxidation preferences once a piece is complete; I am not set up to do so. How my items show here is the final product. Because of my power tool-free ways, and lack of traditional jewelers chemicals in my process, this piece is sold as you see it here. **


So beautiful. The stone is like a dreamy landscape that's so peaceful to look at. I love how this artist puts the moon and/or sun behind it. really sets off the piece. I definitely will be back to buy more pieces! And the the shipping was so lightning fast!!!!

This is utterly beautiful and her packaging/presentation top-notch. Shall be a gift for my daughter!

My dendritic ring turned out to be even MORE AMAZING in real life. I love it so much! The work and detailing is so good. It's perfect!

Love my new earrings the stones are gorgeous and the workmanship is impeccable!

Today I received this unique and beautiful ring in Japan!! Thank you Melissa for shipping quickly . I will gaze at this ring all the time. Thank you !!