Primitive Pyrite Ammonite Ring + Fossil + OOAK + Earthy Sterling Silver and Brass + Adjustable Size 7.5 to 9 + Large Ring

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Primitive Pyrite Ammonite Ring + Fossil + OOAK + Earthy Sterling Silver and Brass + Adjustable Size 7.5 to 9 + Large Ring

285.00

An amazing section of pyritized ammonite has been cut to reveal inner chambers sparkling with drusy crystals.  Set into a primitive silver ring, this is a truly unforgettable piece

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It was love at first sight when I first encountered this ammonite cabochon from Gary B. Wilson's lapidary.  Made from a section of shell that had been completely replaced by pyrite during the fossilization process, the inner chambers reveal an undulating flowscape of scintillating drusy crystals.  

The setting was made and finished completely by hand using only the simplest tools.  Its primitive appearance enhances the natural lines of the stone, a simple bezel set upon a backplate of layered brass and sterling.  The brass is a very subtle detail, just a hint of a rim showing around the edges, echoing the brassy tones of the pyrite.  Underneath, a very sturdy adjustable shank supports the ring on your finger.  The metal was hammered on desert rock and with a texturing hammer around the edges, then heavily abraded and oxidized.  As you wear this ring, the surface will continue to evolve as the edges are polished to a brighter shine, and the recesses grow darker over time.  

The open shank is adjustable.  Right now it is about a size 8, but it can close to a 7 1/2 or open up to a size 9.  The thickness of the silver ensures that whatever size it is adjusted to, it will feel solid and stay put.  I taper my rings so they are narrower beneath the finger, further adding to their comfort.  

Pyrite is a great stone for grounding, a dynamic kind of grounding that brings in the light of Spirit and firmly anchors it into the Earth.  I also find it to be energizing.  It is an important stone to work with now, as it enables us to access and use the intense energies that are arriving on the planet.

SIZE:  See above for ring size.  The stone and its setting measure 1 7/8" x 1 3/16" x 3/8", or 47mm x 30mm x 10mm.

CARE: Wear this ring with care and don't subject it to rough treatment.  Pyrite is a softer mineral, like turquoise, and the raised linear sections are relatively fragile.  So, not a ring for intense activity.  That being said, I wouldn't hesitate to wear this every day.  Wash the ring in cool water with a little soap if desired.  Gently blot dry.  

PRESENTATION: This ring will come to you beautifully giftwrapped.  See the shop policies below for details.

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