Ammolite is one of the world’s rarest gemstones. Ammolite is a trade name given to a thin, iridescent aragonite shell material that is found on Ammonites. Ammonites were cephalopods living in tropical seas until becoming extinct with the dinosaurs at the end of the Mesozoic era. Ammolites are believed to be more than 70 million years old. Large Ammolites specimens can retail for $100,000-$500,000.
Ammolites are primarily found in a small area along the Bearpaw Formation of southern Alberta, Canada. The Blackfoot people of this region consider Ammolites a “gift from the gods” that possesses supernatural properties. They call Ammolites "Iniskim" (meaning "buffalo stone") and use it as a talisman. Ammolite is one of few organic gemstones, among others like Amber and Pearl. The iridescence in Ammolite is due to interference with the light that rebounds from stacked layers of thin platelets that make up the Aragonite.
Ammolites hold potent healing energy and boost your life force energy. The spiral of the Ammolites support you on your spiritual path through times of transformation, growth and awakening. With their sacred geometric spiral, Ammolites enhance the flow of energy, expand your consciousness and attract positive energy. Ammolites bring powerful Earth medicine healing and protection from any negative energy. They embody the energy of transformation after soaking in millions of years of Earth energy, evolution and wisdom from our ancestors.