Ammolite - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History And Myths

Exhibiting a kaleidoscopic display of exquisite colours, Ammolite is a gemstone, quite similar to that of opal, made from the fossilized shells of ammonite. Ammolite is one of those gemstones, which is biogenic in nature i.e. made from a life process. Other gemstones that are biogenic are amber and pearl. The fossilized shells of ammonites are primarily composed of aragonite, which produces nacreous pearls as well.

Ammolite was given the honour of being an official gemstone in 1981 by the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO). It was in the same year when commercial mining of Ammolite was started.

Also known and called as gem ammonite, calcentine, aapoak, and korite Ammolite was entitled as the certified gemstone of the City of Lethbridge in 2007.

Where is Ammolite found?

Ammolite is only found in the USA in Bearpaw formation that spreads from south to Montana in the USA and Alberta to Saskatchewan in Canada. The best quality Ammolite is found along high energy river streams along the slopes of Rockies in Sothern Alberta. The maximum number of commercial mining has been done along the banks of St. Mary’s river in Southern Lethbridge.

Healing Properties

Ammolite is considered as the powerful Feng Shui element. The experts and masters of Feng Shui believe that due to Ammolite’s origin from the core of the earth, it has absorbed a lot of cosmic energies, and hence it is considered as a powerful stone. Often referred to as “seven colour priority stone”, all the seven colours of Ammolite signifies some power.

  • Red stimulates progress and energy.
  • Yellow improves wound.
  • Green improves intelligence, wisdom and promotes the self-governing spirit.
  • Orange generates imagination and increased libido.
  • Blue, IndigoandVioletall stimulates well-being and peacefulness.

Ammolite is believed to bring happiness to the family. It reduces toxicity and ensures well-being of the wearer. It is believed that whosoever wears Ammolite will be bestowed with fortune and prosperity.

Ammolite Facts

Some facts about Ammolite:

  • The Blackfoot tribe residing in North America worshipAmmolite, calling it as Iniskim. They believe that Ammolite holds magical power.
  • The masters and experts of Feng Shui regard Ammolite as “the most influential gemstone of the millennium”.
  • Ammolite is found in innumerable patterns, and all of them are equally innovative and beautiful. Some of the patterns are floral, dragon skin, stained glass, ribbon, sunset, ripple, pinfire, terrain, banding, stain, etc.
  • The tint of most of the Ammolite Gemstone changes depending on the angle of light entering and the onlooker’s standpoint.

Metaphysical Properties

Ammolite is truly on of the rarest gems in the word. The properties of Ammolite are variable in nature. Being primarily composed of the aragonite, it also includes silica, calcite, pyrite, and various other materials. The shell of Ammolite contains minerals such as aluminium, chromium, barium, copper, iron, manganese, magnesium, titanium, strontium, and vanadium.

The natural hardness of Ammolite on Mohs scale weighs in between the range of 3.5 to 4.0.

Ammolite In News

Ammolite Color

The array of colors that Ammolite exhibits are red, green, mauve, crimson, blue, violet, orange, yellow, and indigo.

Ammolite Colors

  • CleavageNone
  • Other NamesAmmonite, Lumachelle, Calcentine
  • Crystal HabitPrismatic to tabular crystals; radial, columnar; granular to compact massive
  • Streak
  • Refractive Index1.52-1.68
  • DiaphaneityOpaque
  • Mohs scale (hardness)4
  • SourcesUSA
  • Chemical formulaNA
  • LustreVitreous
  • ColorGray To Brown With Iridescent Colors
  • Chakra HealingRoot or base chakra
  • BirthstoneFebruary
  • Zodiacaquarius
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  • Hugo
    Nov 8, 2014, 3:54:10 PM

    Most of the people believe that ammolite attracts the prosperity and fortune towards the wearer. I also want to try all the properties of this talisman. Should I wear it? Please suggest.

  • Gemexi
    Nov 20, 2014, 4:35:37 PM

    Yeah Hogo…Ammolite is composed of various properties that are useful for the wearers. You may try the properties of this talisman but you should be sure that your Zodiac should be Aquarius if you want to wear it. You may also discuss with your astrologer he will suggest you an apt gemstone for you.

  • Deeno
    Nov 22, 2014, 4:25:07 PM

    Ammolite is regarded as the best talisman by the experts and the masters of Feng Shui. I also want to try it as I was searching for the gemstone like this with all the properties for which I was looking. Should I wear it? Suggest please.

  • Gemexi
    Nov 28, 2014, 4:37:15 AM

    Deeno you may seek an advice from your astrologer he will recommend you a suitable gemstone for you which will be according to your horoscope.

  • Ellie
    Apr 15, 2015, 3:01:25 AM

    ammolite is composed of some of the feng-shui features might be kept in the work place or living place to get benefits of it...i was also searching for a feng-shui amulet...should i go for it? please suggest..

  • Joy
    May 7, 2015, 12:50:38 AM

    you should always go for the necessary thing in your life first...when we talk about gemstone this case is slightly noticed deeply...if you find ammolite good for your home then you may go for it...but in case if you want to tune it then you should first check your apt gemstone...

  • Susan
    Jul 11, 2015, 3:39:20 AM

    I have used AMMOLITE STONE and I want to share its various benefits The primary composition of Ammolite is aragonite. Ammolite helps to awaken your awareness of evolutionary shifts in consciousness – in yourself and in the world in general.

  • Johannes Lenferink
    Aug 11, 2015, 3:51:22 AM

    Ammolite stone is very beautiful. I am thinking to buy this stone so want to know whether it works or not? please suggest!!

  • jennifer
    Dec 15, 2015, 5:25:14 AM

    Hello! guys This is a really pretty stone. I just love it :)\n

  • frehn
    Dec 21, 2015, 5:36:12 AM

    Hello! jennifer. Hope you're doing good. I too like this stone. Infact i jus adore it because its the most influencing stone in feng shui and i believe in feng shui very much. \n\nLucky to have it :)

  • Harvin
    Feb 1, 2018, 5:23:30 PM

    Hi.. my birthday is 7-11-1984\nMy husband birthday is 19-11-1984.\nCan we go for this beautiful stone ..or accordingly our birth stone which stone is best for us.pls help.thanks .

  • Miller
    Jul 16, 2019, 10:08:43 PM

    Ammolite colorful shades are like it brings shine in the life of a person. I love this stone.

  • connor
    Sep 13, 2019, 10:06:25 PM

    Your jewelry is so pretty!!

  • danny
    Nov 6, 2019, 9:44:52 PM

    Ammolite is really very powerful Feng Shui element...I experienced it in my own life.

  • nimisha
    Dec 22, 2019, 9:50:49 PM

    The healing properties of ammolite gemstone are very helpful in bringing good fortune and prosperity. Just love this gemstone

  • kawin
    Jul 17, 2020, 5:30:12 AM

    I had to go through the ammolite healing properties and it seems to be beneficial for me.

  • Jill
    Dec 21, 2020, 6:06:06 AM

    I am using this stone as a Feng- Shui element from last months and it is really helpgul!! Thank you...

    Dec 22, 2020, 5:00:56 AM

    Thank you so much, Jill:)

  • Lucy
    May 28, 2021, 11:24:24 AM

    Excellent service.. right from searching for the right gem to its delivery, the entire experience has been amazing. Thank you! Very efficient and helpful, and their entire process post buying of the gem is automated, so one keeps getting updates of exactly where the product is! Very happy to have chosen to buy from Gemexi!


    Lucy, Thank you so much for your kind words. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track!

  • Acadia Christ
    Nov 1, 2021, 11:10:21 AM

    I have bought Ammolite rings, pendants, and earrings from the Gemexi. All your jewelry pieces look the same as in images, especially their designs and colors are so attractive. Thank You, Gemexi, for sending this beautiful Ammolite silver jewelry.

    Nov 1, 2021, 11:20:14 AM

    Thank you Acadia for your kind words. We're delighted to hear that you have loved the jewelry and had a great experience. We will be happy to assist you again.

  • Lilly
    Jan 12, 2022, 10:10:01 AM

    This stone is quite unique and has so many healing properties which have helped me stay positive and energetic.

    Jan 18, 2022, 6:58:48 AM

    Lilly, Thankyou for your kind words. We're delighted to hear that you have loved the jewelry and had a great experience. We will be happy to assist you again.

  • Alba
    Apr 6, 2022, 9:44:49 AM

    This stone has a unique color and healing Properties which attract me to purchase this stone.

    Apr 7, 2022, 11:17:06 AM

    Thankyou for shopping with us and sharing review. We are glad to know you loved the jewelry and had a great experience. We are happy to assist you again..:)

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