Insouciant Studios Ammonite Pearl and gemstone Necklace
Insouciant Studios "Ammonite Fossil, Pearl, Gemstone" Necklace featuring a real fossil ammonite suspended from a lovely handmade chain of natural color-matched garnet, tourmaline, labradorite, spinel, iolite and champagne pearls. 14k Gold Filled construction & spring-ring clasp. This is a larger feminine piece, very elegant, that tells a rich story of deep time through both fossils and minerals.
Total length: 17.5 in (44.3 cm)
Tall 1.75 in (4.5 cm)
Wide 1.5 in (3.5 cm)
Tourmaline [(Na, Ca)(Fe, Mg, Al, Li)3Al6(BO3)3 Si6)18(OH)4] is a highly variable mineral with a hardness of 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale. It occurs in many colors, including black, blue, green, pink, and colorless. The color is often zoned (more than one color in a crystal or gem). It is commonly associated with quartz and potassium feldspar, and is structurally related to beryl, cordierite, and dioptase. It is one of the few common Boron minerals. [Mineralogy, Perkins]