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Iridescent Ammonite is a fossil that demonstrates the Fibonacci Spiral and the healthy, balanced unfolding of life. When it is iridescent, it displays a natural rainbow spectrum of colors.

Historical Folklore

Ammonites lived for approximately 140 million years during Earth’s Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. They are the ancestors of the cuttlefish, octopus, and squid. Their shells were supposedly made up of aragonite and mother-of-pearl.

The name ammonite comes from Amun, and Egyptian god linked to the ram. It is named for its likeness to a ram’s horn.

Feng Shui leaders believed Ammonites were associated with Chi Lin, a beast of myth. They thought these fossils could bring about wealth and fame.

Some believe that an Ammonite fossil was the first ever Olympic discus used by the Greeks.


These fossils are formed by the shell of the ammonite. They have been found in in various sizes, with the largest measuring several feet tall. Ammonites can be recognized for their signature spiraled shape.

The iridescent variety of these fossils have a rainbow sheen to them that changes when held to the light. Various other types of iridescent ammonite have been formed by a shell fossilizing into crystals, including opal and pyrite.

Chakra Association

Ammonite fossils are are associated with the past life, earth star, and base chakras.


You can place this stone in full moon moonlight to energize. It can also be moved through sage smoke or incense, placed in rice, or buried in the earth overnight.

Astrological Association

Ammonites are associated with Capricorn and Virgo.

Health Folklore

Ammonite is primarily an Earth healing stone. It is helpful for promoting a good sense of well being and aiding the funtions of the metabolism. This fossil also supports the brain and the ears.

Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.

Iridescent Ammonite at Crystal Life

We hand-select all our stones here at Crystal Life. After hundreds of thousands of years in the earth, they are eager to begin work with their new human partners! When stones arrive at Crystal Life they are welcomed warmly by staff members and the store’s resident nature spirits. The stones are energetically cleared on a regular basis, to help them maintain their own inherent peaceful characteristics and personalities while being visited by so many store guests.

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