These unique and amazing sterling silver cufflinks are each claw set with a fascinating rare Haematite Ammonite fossil. Each cufflink measures roughly 21x17x3mm, not including toggle. Will be sent in a Two Skies presentation box, ready for gifting.
Rare Haematite Ammonite Sterling Silver Cufflinks
Ammonites became extinct some 65 million years ago after surviving on earth for a 330 million years! Roaming the oceans as far back as 200 million years ago, these squid-like sea creatures are fossilised relatives of the chambered nautilus shell. The name "ammonite" was inspired by the spiral shape of the fossilised shells, which somewhat resemble tightly coiled rams' horns. It is thought the name derived from the Greek God Ammon, who is typically depicted wearing rams horns. The black/very dark brown colouring you see in these ammonites is haematite, an iron which is lighter than gold. Our haematite ammonites are sourced from an area near the Atlas Mountains, in Morocco - they are a very rare find.