Starborn Ammonite with Abalone Shell Inlay, handcrafted into a beautiful Ring in Fine Sterling Silver.
Ships in a Starborn Branded Gift Box.
Abalone Shell - Also known as Paua or Ormer, Abalone Shell is a colorful calcium carbonate that has a rainbow of iridescence in wave-like patterns. Abalone grow a layer of nacre, or mother of pearl, inside of their shells which then is used as the displayed surface of pearls. These thin nacre layers are also a calcium carbonate structure which is known as Aragonite.
Ammonite - Ammonites are a fossil of an extinct cephalopod, of which the Nautilus is it's closest surviving relative. Also a chambered shell sea creature, the Ammonite was able to swim due to it's unique chambered shell construction. Ammonites are seen most commonly as a mixed brown palette. The oldest Ammonite fossils are mined in Morocco, while other unique varieties are mined in various parts of the world; Opalized Ammonites from Madagascar, Ammolites from Alberta, Hematitic Ammonites from France and Pyritized Ammonites from Russia.