Ammonite Pearl and Peridot Necklace
Insouciant Studios "Ammonite Fossil, Pearl, Peridot" Necklace featuring a real fossil ammonite suspended from a lovely handmade chain of natural color-matched peridot, sunstone, tourmaline, and chocolate pearls. 14k Gold Filled construction & spring-ring clasp. This is a feminine and understated piece, very elegant, for all that it tells a rich story of deep time through both fossils and minerals.
Pendant: 1 inch tall (2.54cm)
Length: 17 inches, end-to-end (43 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]