Fossils as Wearable Art

I have always had a love for rocks and fossils, so for me to design jewelry with fossils is something that seemed as natural as working with gemstones.  When designing a piece of jewelry with a fossil, especially an extinct fossil, it feels like I am reawakening a life that has long since been gone.

Ammonites lived in the seas between 240 - 65 million years ago, when they became extinct along with the dinosaurs.  To discover these extinct fossils that have been buried beneath layers of rock and soil for so long is just amazing.  Fossils are an example of nature's art at it's finest.

Ammonites are a stone of protection. They provide for insight and help to assist one in seeing the ‘whole picture.’ Ammonite fossils give stability to the keeper and they are associated with the Root Chakra, therefore they are grounding and encourage one's survival instincts.