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

Ammolite Last updated : February 17, 2020 8:49 PM

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.

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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 Stone 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 and also it looks beautiful in Ammolite Silver Jewelry.

  • 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 Gemstone is believed to bring happiness to the family. It reduces toxicity and ensures the well-being of the wearer. It is believed that whosoever wears Ammolite benefits its wearer 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 at a Glance

Cleavage None
Other Names Ammonite, Lumachelle, Calcentine
Crystal Habit Prismatic to tabular crystals; radial, columnar; granular to compact massive
Streak NA
Refractive Index 1.52-1.68
Diaphaneity Opaque
Moh's scale (hardness) 4
Sources USA
Chemical formula CaCO3 with impurities (complex)
Lustre Vitreous
Color Gray To Brown With Iridescent Colors
Chakra Healing Root or base chakra
Birthstone February
Zodiac Aquarius

Ammolite Color

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

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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.
Reply on 8/11/14
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.
Reply on 20/11/14
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.
Reply on 22/11/14
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.
Reply on 28/11/14
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..
Reply on 15/4/15
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...
Reply on 7/5/15
Hi Ellie, I know you are getting attracted towards the properties of Ammolite. I think you should ask Jewelexi on Ask Mittens page. This service is free. Their experts will give you an apt reply. This is going to be a helpful service for you.
Reply on 30/5/15
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.
Reply on 11/7/15
Johannes Lenferink
Ammolite stone is very beautiful. I am thinking to buy this stone so want to know whether it works or not? please suggest!!
Reply on 11/8/15
Hello! guys This is a really pretty stone. I just love it :)
Reply on 15/12/15
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.

Lucky to have it :)
Reply on 21/12/15
Hi.. my birthday is 7-11-1984
My husband birthday is 19-11-1984.
Can we go for this beautiful stone ..or accordingly our birth stone which stone is best for us.pls help.thanks .
Reply on 1/2/18
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Reply on 21/3/18
Ammolite colorful shades are like it brings shine in the life of a person. I love this stone.
Reply on 16/7/19
Your jewelry is so pretty!!
Reply on 13/9/19
Ammolite is really very powerful Feng Shui element...I experienced it in my own life.
Reply on 6/11/19
The healing properties of ammolite gemstone are very helpful in bringing good fortune and prosperity. Just love this gemstone
Reply on 22/12/19

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