Sourced in Whitby, a seaside hamlet in England that famous for its jet, this wonderful vintage sterling silver statement bracelet is set with 4 fairly large sized Ammonites.
In Whitby, Ammonites are synonymous with Whitby jet and jewellery is often created combining both of these ancient materials that are found locally.
Ammonites are fossils of extinct marine animals that are millions of years old and they are steeped in ancient myths and beliefs worldwide. In medieval England they were thought to be petrified coiled snakes and were known as snake stones. Legend has it that a plague of snakes were turned to stone by 7th century Saint Hilda of Whitby and hurled from the cliffs, another reason for their very close association with the town!
This Ammonite bracelet is crafted in heavy gauge sterling silver and is super quality. The stone fossils are set in custom-made mounts so they fit perfectly. The bracelet has 3 large silver rings at the end so it is adjustable and it fastens with a toggle clasp.
A fabulous statement bracelet hailing from the Jurassic era, an amulet steeped in mystery and folklore!
MATERIALS: sterling silver throughout, acid tested
GEMSTONE: ammonites roughly measuring 1-1/4" (3cm) tall and wide
MEASUREMENTS: end to end 8-3/4" (22cm)
WEIGHT: 47.5 grams
HALLMARKS: none, acid tested and verified as 925 sterling silver
CONDITION: in excellent condition, each ammonite is unique with perfect imperfections that are all part of their ancient charm, please see the photos.
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Materials: Sterling Silver, Ammonite Fossils.