(Closed) Oh Ammolite…I Think I Love You

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Ohh! It’s GORGEOUS!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree! Ammolite has an awesome history and is gorgeous!  I don’t have any, but my mom has several pieces that I love.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

I live in Southern Alberta, so there is LOTS of ammolite jewelry around! My husband originally wanted an ammolite wedding band. We each have a few small pieces (like pendants).

I love the ones with lots of blue (harder and rarer to find great blue) and/or green (easier to find) best.

 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

I didn’t even know about it.  Very cool!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Thats absolutely awesome!! I’m about to do a pretty extensive google search I believe (:

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Never heard of it before! That’s totally cool, and you definitely won’t have to worry about having the same ring as someone else Tongue Out

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

I should add that even though they coat ammolite usually with various treatments, it is still rather delicate. My husband did not end up going with the wedding band after hearing a few stories of how hard daily wear can be on ammolite from those with experience with it. The spinel or other treatments protects more from scratching and flaking, but I believe they are still very prone to fractures. It is also is very, very thin and vulnerable to environmental exposure, harsh soaps, etc.

Blue and purple are more fragile than green or red.

Synthetic spinel offers more protection than epoxy, etc, but should be rather thick where ammolite is in a ring.

 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

wow, that’s really interesting!  I didn’t know there was a gemstone from ammonites.  I’ve seen how they can have some amazing iridescense and colors, but never anything like this!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I think that’s a very nice and unique-looking stone! Great find!

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