This cool ring is made from a natural gemstone that’s garnering lots of attention lately! not only can it speak to those who not only like gorgeous gemstones but also it has a really cool back story! This Approximately 15x30 oval gemstone was set in a sturdy sterling silver bezel, which is wrapped with a decorative gold filled rope. The band is a thick sterling silver split shank. the back of the ring is stamped with our hallmark and 925, between where the ring shanks connect. Ammolite, the iridescent gemstone that’s actually cut from the fossilized shells of a prehistoric creature, comes from only one source only. Ammonites were squid-like creatures with sharp, beak-like jaws, a spiral shell and tentacles. They went extinct about 66 million years ago. Ammonite shells alone, make pretty cool jewelry. Ammolite, meanwhile, is the trade name for the iridescent, layer of the shell of fossilized ammonite. Commercial quantities of gem-quality ammolite are only known to come very a few specific types of ammonite shells, that were under very specific conditions. If you remember from history class, 66 million years ago, there were only 2 continents. The Ammonite population lived in a sea called the Bearpaw sea. Now that the continents have shifted that area ends up as a rock formation that stretches from Montana to Alberta and Saskatchewan Canada. ►Handcrafted in our shop in the South End, Boston Massachusetts. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ordering is easy. Just click the add to cart button on the right and purchase with a credit card or PayPal and I’ll have your new jewelry nicely packaged and on the way to you in no time! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ►Click below to see more from Hidden Jewel: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HiddenJewelSE Please contact me if you have any questions or special order request. Thanks! ►And Follow us on social media to keep up on my new arrivals and special offers! http://www.facebook.com/hiddenjewelse http://www.twitter.com/hiddenjewelse http://www.instagram.com/hiddenjewelse Contact us if you would like different sizes or colors. We love to make people custom orders. you can also locate us on the web at www.hiddenjewelse.com ► Hidden Jewel has competitive pricing on all our products! As a direct buyer of metal stones and crystal from around the world, we have access to many varieties of stones and metals in both small and bulk quantity, keeping our prices on point!All Jewelry is carefully packaged for a speedy and safe arrival and is packaged in a gift box tied with a ribbon. all our items are packaged nicely but if you would like to send as a gift, convo me and we can even package with a card at no additional charge! *Photos are copyrighted and property of Hidden Jewel and any unauthorized use is prohibited. We are proud of our ideas and originality. Happy shopping!