An ammonite is an extinct group of marine mollusks. Ammonite shells are characterized by their intricate patterns of ridges and grooves, which often form elaborate designs. These shells served as protective chambers for the animal.
Due to their abundance and diversity in the fossil record, ammonites are highly prized by collectors and enthusiasts. They have become iconic fossils and are often used to illustrate the concept of extinction and the passage of geological time.
In Feng Shui, an ancient Chinese practice of harmonizing energies in the environment, ammonites are considered to be powerful symbols of abundance and wealth. Placing an ammonite fossil in the home or workplace is believed to attract prosperity and good fortune. Ammonites are also are believed to hold ancient wisdom and are seen as energetic guardians that provide a sense of harmony and balance.
These Ammonite fossils display a wonderful iridescence and measure about 2" in length.