A Bit About Ammonites

A Bit About Ammonites

History & Science

Ammonites are an extinct group from the phyllum Mollusca and class Cephalopoda that had a coiled shell, much like their "living fossil" cousin, the Nautilus. Ammonites appeared during the Devonia Period and vanished during the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event. They ranged in size from less than an inch to more than 9 feet!
Ammonites can be distinguished by their septa, the dividing walls that separate the chambers within their shell. During fossilization, those chambers were filled with silica-rich water, and with time and pressure, the silica, along with the trace minerals trapped within, agatized leaving behind the beautiful orange crystalline structure we see in these ammonite pairs.

The shape of the ammonite is especially important as the physical representation of the Fibonacci Sequence, a series of numbers put forth by its namesake, a mathematician in the early 13th Century.


Metaphysical Properties

We believe fossils are vastly under-appreciated in the Metaphysical community, but Ammonites might be an exception! Like it's living relative, the Nautilus, the Ammonite is a long-held symbol of growth, expansion, renewal, and of order amidst chaos due to its precise spiral shape.
It is said that the spiral draws in negative energy, filters it through the agatized chambers, and releases positive energy in its place.

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