The fossilized Ammonite, (sometimes known as the Nautilus Shell) pendant necklace features one-half of a polished, bisected Ammonite fossil, 1 3/8ths inches long by 1 1/8 inches wide. The Ammonite is displayed in a sterling silver bezel which is strung medallion length on a 36 inch chain and is suitable for a man or a woman. These fossils are over 65 million years old from the Mesozoic era where they thrived in tropical seas. Ammonites are an extinct group of cephalopods that entered the fossil record 400 million years ago. They survived several mass extinction events, including the Permian–Triassic "Great Dying" which wiped out 96% of all marine species. They finally succumbed during the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event 66 million years ago, which also wiped out the dinosaurs. The main property of a logarithmic spiral is that the shape of the spiral is unaltered as it increases in size. Each turn is a pure geometrical progression of the last with a common ratio. This form is found in many natural phenomena, from the shape of galaxies to patterns on sunflower heads. Sometimes referred to as "Sacred Geometry", the Ammonite is associated with many legendary claims including grounding, abundance, protection, and enhanced quality of life and happiness. In Chinese culture it is believed that “Sheng Chi” (Good Luck) is obtained based on Feng Shui Kua.
Original Seashell jewelry creations by MonicaByTheShore of Haleiwa, Hawaii. Hand crafted with Aloha on Oahu's beautiful North Shore and in Ko'Olina, on the West Side of the island.