by Rochelle Hughes.
(Red Deer, AB, Canada)
This ammolite jewelry was created by myself after collecting and preparing the free form cabs of this rare and beautiful fossil.
My other hobby is collecting fossils, since I live in the Province of Alberta it is natural to find fossils. Ammolite is the nacre of an ancient sea creature that lived in the Cretaceous.
These particular ammonites are called Placenticeras Meeki and Intercalare female, male), extremely rare fossils, only found in Southern part of Alberta.
Ammolite is considered a precious stone and it is said it is more rare than diamonds.
I was truly inspired by this beautiful organic gem. I used 16ga. sterling silver wire for all my frames and 28ga sterling silver wire for the weaves.
Hard to pick a favorite
I love them all, the stones are beautiful. It is too hard to choose a favorite.
The Ammolite itself is fantastic, but your wirework is even more beautiful and certainly does it more than justice.
They’re all beautiful!!
The ammolites themselves are beautiful – they look almost like paintings – but your wirework is exquisite and sets them off perfectly!
by: Rochelle Hughes
Thank you ladies for your kind comments, this summer was a great summer for ammolite collecting even though it rained so much in the Province of Alberta that it was difficult to get out to collect, the river were I collect ammolite was extremely high, but where there is a will there is a way. I have a good stash of ammolite to turn into more gems and then into my final product. If anyone out there wants any ammolite please get a hold of me and I will be glad to help.
Beautifully etheric to me.Lots of talent and creative craftsmanship.
by: Karen Z.
I too am inspired by natural stones. These are just GORGEOUS! Each piece so unique and different. You are blessed to live somewhere that you can just collect the stones. Beautiful wire work as well.
Karen’s Jewelry Creations