Orthoceras Stone

Orthoceras - Meaning, Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History And Myths

Along conical shape Orthoceras ‘cephalopod’ is the fossilized remains of an extinct marine animal. Orthocears are the remains of extinct marine animals, therefore, known as the fossil stone and is around 400 million years old. The ancestor to the squid, over 500 to 190 million years ago, they are marked with a date to the lower Ordovician to Triassic ages. Orthoceras fossils ("straight horn") are common and have a global distribution, a genus of extinct nautiloid cephalopod they occur in any marine rock; in particular they occur in limestone. These conspicuous ortho core cephalopods ‘Orthoceras’ are persistent enough to form dense limestone key beds. These limestone key beds are known as cephalopod beds, Orthoceras limestones or nautiloid limestones in the geological history.

These are slender, elongate shells range in length from a few inches to over six feet. Their middle body chamber is transversely constricted, which help them to swim and crawl on the ocean floor. Orthoceras could float by filling the chambers of their shells with air; they receive the thrust by squirting jets of seas water. When the die their shells accumulates on the ocean floor which then covered by sediments and subsequently over the ages transformed into stone.

Straight horn ‘Orthoceras’ is believed to be an excellent healing stone and are exquisite to carry on your body as jewelry. They are lucky for the wearer and prosperous to have in his environment.

Beautiful ortho core nautiloids are yielded in the southern coast of Sweden, The Baltic island of Öland. For centuries, these straight horn stones are used in Orthoceras Jewelry and in various other articles, as these hard limestone fossil inclusions are durable for stairs, gravestones, and floors. Sporadically, the cavities of the fossil shells are colored in a different way which makes it very desirable. Colors are determined when the groundwater minerals seep into the strata during diagenesis. Orthocerus crystals are of black and grey fossil, Brown and Green are the most common colors. They fed upon small animals.

Where Is Orthoceras Gemstone Found?

An extinct squid-like creature Orthoceras belongs to the class Cephalopoda are widespread and have a global distribution, they occur in limestone a marine rock basically but also found in different marine rocks too. The fossil shells of orthoses are found and polished in the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert of Morocco. They also occur in The Alps, Scandinavia and Iowa in USA.

Healing Properties Of Orthoceras

Orthoceras fossils have a glistening prize like quality when polished; their shells were preserved in the black marble its beauty makes unique display pieces and jewelry. Orthoceras fossils are said to promote pride and success in business.

  1. Physical Healing

Orthoceras fossils were among the earliest forms of life and are regarded as one of the most gifted as well as brightest forms of ocean life. Orthoceras thought to possess physical healing powers and are considered to increase the life span of a wearing individual by reducing toxins, stress and anxiety. Healers use Orthoceras fossils to enhance telepathy and stimulate the mind. Traditionally, Orthoceras fossils have been used to assist in reducing tiredness, exhaustion, low energy, digestive disorders, unsettled stomach, dyspepsia, and rheumatism.

Orthoceras fossils simulate thymus and are related to root chakra and are said to treat skeletal system disorders particularly hand, feet and back. They use to treat atrophy.

  1. Emotional Healing

As related to root chakra fossils holds the energy of the Earth, it reminds people that light of day is waiting for you after dark. It is assumed that fossils motivates the individual and help them to reborn when they chose to change and come back from depression. Orthoceras fossils reinforce earth energies as well as support it helps to balance emotions, increase confidence, stimulates the mind and leads to openness and innovation. It feels grounding and helps to gather knowledge, in addition, it also empowers accomplishments.

  1. Spiritual Healing

Orthoceras fossils an excellent healing stone spiritually heals the past life setbacks of an individual by helping him to access it and in overcoming fears engendered in the past. Fossils are believed to infuse confidence in the wearer and assists in business success. Orthoceras lifts the depressed people out and makes them emotionally stable.

Orthoceras fossils are reflected fire ups the feeling of “Follow your Happiness”, and delivers the lesson to prove “Yourself” which promote pride feeling and success in business.

  1. Chakra Healing

Orthoceras fossils are basically meant to enlighten the Root Chakra or Base Chakra, inspiring the individual to strive for quality and excellent life. They stimulate life-force energy in the body and make one’s ability and desires strong. Base Chakra keeps the physical body in equilibrium, the physical body and enhances the spiritual energy.

Orthoceras Stone Facts

Orthoceras fossils facts:

  1. An ancient mollusc is known as Orthoceras that lived more than 400 million years ago.
  2. Orthoceras along with related orthodontic nautiloid cephalopods are often perplexed with the apparently the same Baculites and related Cretaceous orthodontic ammonoids.
  3. In the beginning, Orthoceras allude to all straight-shell nautiloids, called an "ortho core". But later on research on their internal structures, cameral deposits, the siphuncle, and many others, showed that these in point of fact belong to a number of groups, even of different orders.
  4. Nautiloidea the subclass of ortho ceras narrows the field. Chambered Nautilus is the only living member and the extinct members of this subclass are the ammonites.
  5. Fossils are believed to increase the life span of the wearing individual and make him confident.
  6. Orthoceratidae is the family name given though some sources that first used to call the family name Michelinoceratidae but later disagreed with the time period. Later the name is given according to the geographic location in which they are found or comes from.

Metaphysical Properties Of Orthoceras Stone

Reduces anxiety prompt business success by infusing confidence in the individual. Aids in overcoming fears and help to access past life information. Reduces stress and balances the emotions by balancing root chakra. Helps people to lift them up and suffuse zeal who have been depressed

Orthoceras Stone Color

Colors are determined when the ground water minerals seep into the strata during diagenesis. Orthocerus crystals are of black and gray fossil, Brown and Green are most common colors. It is a smoky quartz with Fresh Water Pearl color.

Orthoceras Colors


  • CleavagePerfect {100}, imperfect {000}
  • Other NamesOrthoceratites. Orthocera, Orthocerus or Orthoceros
  • Crystal Habit
  • StreakDark gray, Weathers yellow
  • Refractive Index1.69–1.70
  • Diaphaneitytranslucent to slightly opaque
  • Mohs scale (hardness)3.5 - 4.0
  • SourcesSouth East Morocco and have a global distribution
  • Chemical formulaNA
  • LustreVitreous, pearly on cleavage surfaces
  • Colorcrystals are of black and gray fossil, Brown, Green Fresh Water Pearl and Smoky Quartz
  • Chakra HealingRoot or base chakra
  • BirthstoneAugust
  • Zodiacvirgo,capricorn,aquarius
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  • Paula
    Apr 9, 2015, 3:16:30 AM

    this gemstone treats the disorders related to skeletal system specially back, hand and feet. i want this for me..as i am suffering from same problem..please help me out..should i tune it?

  • John
    May 1, 2015, 12:28:08 AM

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  • Paula
    Jun 18, 2015, 12:41:47 AM

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  • Diego
    Jun 30, 2015, 12:54:29 AM

    After using this stone I would like to share some metaphysical Healing Properties of Orthoceras Stone Crystal are openness, innovation, knowledge, grounding, increased confidence skeletal system disorders especially hands and feet and back.

  • James Messam
    Dec 13, 2015, 8:03:06 AM

    I will get it pierced and wear it with confidence and pride.

  • Mahavir
    Jan 7, 2018, 1:16:25 AM

    How shall we energize this

  • Liz
    Jun 13, 2019, 12:42:25 PM

    Hi, I have several pieces of orthoceras in pendants and also small slabs, pieces, etc and they are beautiful. I just read this article and enjoyed learning more about the fossil. Thanks.

  • Florence
    Aug 27, 2019, 10:59:29 PM

    Appealing jewelry designs!!

  • pieora
    Oct 11, 2019, 9:46:37 PM

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  • karolin
    Dec 3, 2019, 9:43:43 PM

    Very beautiful stone with different shades I really like it so much and it looks awesome in jewelry.

  • lashley
    Jan 30, 2020, 9:44:48 PM

    Such beautiful jewelry & it definitely matches with every look.

  • karlin
    Jul 6, 2020, 5:25:08 AM

    Adorable jewelry collection you have.

  • Linda
    Dec 7, 2020, 5:04:30 AM

    A very unique stone with beautiful texture with great healing powers liked your content so much!

    Dec 8, 2020, 6:29:45 AM

    Thank you so much, Linda:)

  • Carrone Evon
    Feb 10, 2021, 3:49:36 AM

    Orthoceras has great healing powers. I use it everyday. Very powerful and all the healing power attributes listed above are readily available!! That's why I use Orthoceras everyday. I experience evidence of it powers daily, plus it increases life span by reducing stress, heals past life setback, stimulates life force energy and so many more benefits. Thank You

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    Carrone, We appreciate you taking the time to send us this helpful response:)

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  • Tyaro
    Jul 7, 2022, 4:18:12 AM

    My astrologer suggests me to wear a orthoceras gemstone due to I felt very low, tired and exhaust by my life. Gemexi shipped me a real gemstone within time.

    Jul 9, 2022, 11:35:57 AM

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  • galgatot
    Feb 8, 2023, 8:53:58 AM

    Such a beautiful blog and great describe. Thanks gemexi.

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