Featured Unusual Fossil Jewelry and Stone

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by AntiqueBytes, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. AntiqueBytes

    AntiqueBytes Active Member

    fossiljewelry4.jpg fossiljewelry1.jpg fossiljewelry2.jpg fossiljewelry3.jpg Has anyone seen this specific kind of jewelry before. I did many searches on keywords but I do not see another instance of it. It is a polished fossil bed. Is this rare? Also, do you recognize the stone and metals? You can see there seems to be two types of metals in one of the close-ups.
  2. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    My pendant was identified as Turitella Agate.
    Could the small gem be Amber?
  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Yes, Antiquebytes' is also turitella agate.
    The other cab may not be real stone.
  4. AntiqueBytes

    AntiqueBytes Active Member

    Thanks for the information on the Turritella Agate. That is it. The stone does seem like plastic but then would amber be as cold and hard as most stones since it's from resin? One of the metals is magnetic, the other is not. The perpendicular banding holding the two threaded row patterns together is magnetic like the bottom row.
    i need help and Any Jewelry like this.
  5. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Stainless steel wire used by many hobbyist,etc.... https://jewelrymakingjournal.com/stainless-steel-wire-jewelry/
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  6. AntiqueBytes

    AntiqueBytes Active Member

    Someone wrote: "Ah from the green river in Wyoming near Rock springs. The correct name is Elimia agate, but lots of folks in that neck of the woods still call it Turritella agate."

    and I went to Wiki and it said:

    "The fossils are hosted in chalcedony rich sedimentary rock. This rock was originally incorrectly called Turritella agate. It was named after the sea snail genus Turritella because of the resemblance of the freshwater snail shells to the Turritella fossils that are found in agate in Texas and California. The Wyoming fossil shells, however, are in a freshwater sedimentary deposit and identifiable as the genus Elimia, and are less-silicified than those in Texas and California."
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  7. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    The necklace design itself I've seen IDed as Peruvian or something similar. It's nickel and brass, or mine was. It was a gift and I handed it off to my sister. Nickel usually hates me.
  8. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Nickel is magnetic,most jewelry applications are nickel silver which is not magnetic.
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