Ammolite is the gemstone derived from the fossilized shell of the ammonite species known as Placenticeras Meeki, and Placenticeras Intercalare. Ammolite is considered as a very rare and valuable opal-like organic gemstone.
These ancient creatures lived in a flat surface of inland sea what is now known as southern Alberta, Canada.
It is said that when they died, their shells were deposited in the grounds on the sea floor. Then over a period of 70 million years, organic pressure and mineralization converted them into the beautiful rich material we now better know as “ammolite”.
In 1981, ammolite was given official gemstone position by the World Jewellery Confederation and in the same year commercial mining of ammolite was began. It was termed as the official gemstone of the Province of Alberta in the year 2004 and also the official gemstone of the City of Lethbridge in the year 2007.
Ammolite gemstone is also known as aapoak (Kainah for “small, crawling stone”), gem ammonite, calcentine, and korite. The latter is a trade name given to the gemstone by the Alberta-based mining company Korite International, which is known to be the first and largest commercial maufacturer of ammolite gemstone.
Ammolite is used in finding your way towards the spiritual path as well as past-life meditations.
It is also beleived that these ‘stone’ spreads positive Earth energy, and also helps to bring good luck as well as general prosperity in one’s life.
Ammolite stone has been named as the ‘Seven Colour Prosperity Stone’ by feng shui masters.
These gemstones are believed to increase wealth and prosperity of the user and are also regarded as a way of improving clarity and friendly cooperation.
Ammolite is considered to give good health, stamina and high energy. It is also helpful to change negativity into a smoothly flowing positive energy. It also helps with childbirth, depression, and general intuition.
Ammolite helps to release harmful thought patterns in one’s mind. This fossil also inspires the intuition while providing clarity and enhancing personal power. If it is worn as jewellery it helps to reveal luxurious beauty and glamour of the wearer.
Ammolites gemstones will also help to reduce the heaviness which is felt during depression.
Ammolites gemstones are very delicate, they are best used to make in pendants, earrings, and brooches and also rings.
Ammolites is found primarily along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains of North America.