While visiting a local gem & specimen shop, I could not resist this pyritized ammonite fossil, originating from France. Actually I did resist it, only to make the trip back to grab it, when with that golden sheen, it took up residence in my mind’s eye. And here it is, bezel set in an asymmetrical necklace of pyrite (aka: fool’s gold) beads and handmade sterling links.  A slice from the geologic record… who knows the stories this little creature holds. I hope it will have a few stories yet to contribute to.

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