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About the itemAs a child, I loved collecting fossils on the beach on holiday, especially when we went to Charmouth in Dorset, where I could find my favourite fossils, amonites. I always considered them perfect in their geometric simplicty, and was constantly striving to find the next, most perfect one. Sadly, ammonites fossils can often decay from a disease caused by oxidisation, leaving only a pile of dust. When I noticed this was starting to happen with some favourites, I acted quickly and made molds so I could recast them into silver, so they would be preserved forever.The ammonite has long fascinated humans and been carried as a talisman - their spiraled shaped and endless coil is taken to signify the shape of the horns of Ammon, the egyptian god of life and reproduction. They were also interpreted as snakes turned to stone by earlier cultures and assumed to be the product of Saints who petrified serpents - and were thus regarded as lucky talismans with healing or divine powers.Modern Folklore has translated this to a form which signifies eternity, and therefore good fortune, but whatever you choose to believe, the ammonite is an enduringly beautiful form.We have three sizes of ammonite charms for the ROSA pendant - all 3 are different species, but all were collected on the dorset coast, so are 100% British! This middle sized sterling silver ammonite measures 18 mm x 14mm. Team it with your favourite stone, or wear combined with our large fossil ammonite together for a striking look and add our ammonite drops - the ultimate in ammonite jewellery. For a complimetary look combine with a pair of our silver hoop earrings.OTHER METALS : This charm is available on the site in sterling silver, but can be made in gold, platinum or palladium by special order. It can also be Rose gold or Yellow 18ct gold plated by special order - please contact us for details and an estimate of costAll our charms and pendants are suitable for our Rosa Necklaces, however some are in our opinion are probably too big for Rosa Bracelets. This pendant is suitable for Rosa Necklaces, or any other appropriate necklace, but we don't recommend it for bracelets.Dimensions:Length = 1.8cm (0.7 inches)Width = 1.4cm (0.6 inches)Weight = 10.3gStock Code: 40000849