Ammolites are a high vibration crystal believed to help activate both the etheric and physical DNA, awakening our awareness to the “perfect” human state, in order to bring about evolutionary shifts in consciousness. Ammolites carry the full spectrum of colours of the first 7 chakras and the shell is in the form of a spiral, chakra energy flows in a spiral and so they can be used to improve the flow of energy or chi and transform negative energy into positive energy. Ammolites can increase stamina, relieve trauma and be used in meditation to connect with past lives. They are stones of luck, prosperity and well being, helping to alleviate depression and exhaustion.
Ammolite History and Uses:
Also called gem Ammonite or Korite, the word Ammolite is taken from the name of the Ancient Egyptian God Ammon, who was represented by a ram’s head with twisted horns.
This representation looked similar to the shell of the Ammonites which existed in prehistoric times. In the tradition of Feng Shui it is called the Seven Colour Prosperity Stone, the beautiful iridescent colours of Ammolite in all the shades of the rainbow, represent the harmonious balance of fire, earth, metal, water, and wood. It is believed that the Ammolite absorbed all the knowledge of the universe, and is, therefore, able to enhance wisdom, increase wealth and improve the flow of chi. Placed in the home it is said to transform negative energy, bring harmony and increase the vitality of the occupants and their visitors. The Blackfoot Indians refer to it as Buffalo Stone because it brought luck to the wearer during the buffalo hunt.
Care instructions: Ammolite, being an organic gemstone, requires extra care; do not use a commercial cleaning solution or ultrasonic cleaner and don’t leave it soaking in liquid. Keep it away from perfumes, hairspray and household chemicals.
Ammolite Geological Description:
Ammolite is an organic (biogenic) gemstone, like pearls and amber, with a hardness of 3.5 – 5. It is formed from the iridescent shells (mother of pearl or nacre) of fossilised Ammonites, a type of ancient nautilus. They first existed in the Devonian period (over 400 million years ago) and went extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period. Ammonites were mollusks with shells that were tightly coiled on a single plane like a wheel.
The shells of ammonites had hollow chambers separated by walls called septa. A tube called the siphuncle, connected the body with the chambers allowing the animal to fill them with water or air, changing its buoyancy in order to rise or descend in the ocean water column.
The soft-bodied animal living in this shell most-likely resembled an octopus but with shorter arms. Only the last and largest chamber was occupied by the living animal, as it matured and grew, larger chambers were added at the opening.
Ammonites varied in size from 2 meters (6.5 feet) down to 2 cm (0.75 inches) in diameter. The Ammonites, like all molluscs, secreted aragonite (a form of calcium carbonate and conchiolin) called nacre to form layers which bu6ilt up over time. These layers diffract light at different intensities creating an iridescent vivid coloured crystalline surface much like the Paua shells of modern times. Ammolites are found in the Bearpaw Shale Formation in Alberta Canada and their wonderful colours are thought to have been created by the conditions in which they were formed. The inland subtropical sea, referred to now as the Western Interior Seaway, just east of the Rocky Mountains near Alberta Canada, receded near the end of the Mesozoic era and all the Ammonites died. Their remains were covered in mineral-rich volcanic ash which flowed down from the mountains in rivers and buried the ammonites in a series of compressed layers of bentonite clay.