Ammolite is found primarily along the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains from the US and Canada. These are the fossilized shells of the Ammonite; the opalization is formed by minerals filling in the sedimentary rocks. In the Middle Ages Ammolite was known as Draconites; due to their bright colors and what was then considered a bizarre appearance, they were thought be ‘stones’ stolen from a dragon’s head. More recently they have been called Snakestones as well as St. Hilda Stones.
An opal-like organic gemstone found primarily along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains of North America. It is made of the fossilized shells of ammonites, which in turn are composed primarily of aragonite, the same mineral contained in nacre, with a microstructure inherited from the shell. It is one of few biogenic gemstones; others include amber and pearl. It was designated the official gemstone of the City of Lethbridge in 2007.
Ammolite is also known as aapoak (Kainah for “small, crawling stone”), gem ammonite, calcentine, and korite.
Prized by the ancient Egyptian and Roman societies and likely many other cultures; as it was seen as a symbol of almost any deity that may have had any connection to curved horns. For this very reason they were considered sacred in Ethiopia; natives of the region adorned themselves with Ammonite and Ammolite as it was said to grant deep meditative states as well as assist in drawing prophetic dreams.
It is said that these “stones” radiate positive Earth Energy, bringing luck as well as prosperity in all things. A very spiritual stone, even a small portion of Ammolite may be used to assist one in finding the proper way down the coiled, spiral spiritual pathway to the center. A protective element, adding structure, stability and steadiness to one’s life as well as supplementing one survival instincts. Associated with water, Ammolite is known to deeply affect one emotionally. Mirroring feelings that one may have forgotten existed, whether they be healthy or unhealthy. Encouraging feelings of self worth Ammolite will enhance ones practicality and reliability; it has been said to increase the positive energies of magic spells and spiritual prayers.
Ammolite is known to strengthen one’s will to live as well as appreciating life and living it to the fullest; being very beneficial to the human psyche. Feng Shui practitioners believe that Ammolite also has a positive effect on the flow of energy called ‘chi’, assisting one to cleanse and detoxify the body.
Believed to have absorbed cosmic energy from the universe, and is said to have beneficial effects on anyone near it, and is said to bring the bearer growth, wisdom and wealth.
Told to be helpful in childbirth for both the mother and child, it enhances stamina and vitality as well as stabilizing one’s pulse/blood pressure. Said to be helpful to lift depression and to regulate the metabolism.