The ammolite is a colored in the palette of the rainbow fossil of a sea creature existed more than 65 million years ago. There is an infinite combination of colors in its every square centimeter. As a whole, the red and green are more common than the blue and purple. There are also different shades – for example magenta, violet and gold, which are much rarer and more sought after.
The color of the ammolite depends on the angle of light and the perspective from which you look. Sometimes the change of colors is almost unnoticeable, sometimes – spectacular – for example when the red goes to green or green to blue. According to the philosophy of Feng Shui it has absorbed energy from the universe shortly after the creation of the world and the forces of the universe follow the ammolite from the periphery to the center. This centrifugal energy is emitted back through the rock, generating invisible supernatural spiral movements that carry to the holder of the ammolite health, prosperity and enlightenment.
From the distance of time, today it is hard to imagine what life was like on Earth millions of years ago – in the time when the fearsome monsters were masters of the land. But the fact is that nature has preserved historical evidence about that distant era. Science has established that the background of the ammolite dates back to 65 million years. It is curious that the ammolite is extracted from 1960 and acquired the status of a gemstone after the World Jewellery Confederation a quarter century ago, late as 1981. During the same year began its industrial extraction.
The scientific walk back in time established that 65 million years ago the global ocean sheltered unimaginable forms of life. One of these forms is the Ammonite – a creature with a spiral shell, similar to the squid. As they sink to the bottom of the sea, these shells fall within rich in minerals sediment, where over time, undergo a process of fossilization. The shells are not only preserved, but acquire colors in the delightful ranges of the rainbow.
Today the fossils of the ammonite can be found in many places, but only those on the territory of Alberta (Canada) have the qualities of precious stones, which makes the ammolite one of the rarest gems in the world.
Although it is extracted since 1960, the ammolite is shrouded in a relative obscurity until several years ago. In 1997 Edward Li, an expert in Feng Shui from Hong Kong, published a book in which he described the qualities of the ammolite. The book draws attention to the stone of everyone who shares the philosophy of Feng Shui. The ammolite became a sought-after commodity, and its sales worldwide increased.
The stone is very attractive, as it sparks in the colors of the rainbow. If you look carefully you can distinguish 7 different colors – ruby red, amber yellow, emerald green, jade green, sky blue, mauve and orange. Hence the followers of Feng Shui called the ammolite “the seven-colored stone of success”.
According to this philosophy, every color of the ammolite is loaded with a different symbolic meaning. The ruby red stimulates the growth and energy. The orange generates creativity and increases the libido, while the green improves the thought, makes us wiser and stimulates the entrepreneurial spirit. The yellow improves the health.
It is generally considered that the stone cleanses the body of accumulated toxins and balances the functions of the organism. When the stone is placed in the home, it contributes to peace, harmony and family happiness. In the office it helps for achieving better business results.