Each of these remarkable Nautilus Pendants features an ammonite fossil with various patterns and flashes of iridescence. Each year at the Tucson Gem and Mineral show, Alisha handpicks ammonite fossils choosing the finest specimens available. Each specimen has its unique characteristics and time worn imperfections. (You would too if you were 65 - 300 million years old.) These pendants measure approximately 2" diagonally from the bail to the tip of the tentacles. The Nautilus is cast in solid sterling silver and is drilled and pegged securely into the ammonite shell. Please select your desired Nautilus from the dropdown menu. What is an Ammonite? Although it is easy to imagine that today's Nautilus descended from the Ammonite, the extinct marine Ammonite was more closely related to the octopus, squid and cuttlefish then the nautilus. Ammonites belonged to the class Cephalopoda and first appeared during the Devonian age. Their spiral shape shells are beautiful and the species evolved over millenniums. Depending on ocean sediments and aquatic chemistry the fossilization process creates varied results. There are Ammonites with intricate jade patters; opalized, spiky, rainbow, red flash and pyritized Ammonites. All Marty Magic Jewelry is packaged in a beautiful box, embossed with the gold foil Marty Magic dragon logo. Perfect for any occasion! Designed in Santa Cruz, California by Alisha McCormack. Modeled by the artist. Made in the U.S.A.
We create our unique designs in our Santa Cruz studio by the Monterery Bay Marine Sanctuary. The ocean and the magic of nature are our muses. Our travels together to jungles, deserts, world class museums and bazars are further inspiration.