Ammonite Quartz Walnut Jewelry Box
This walnut, jewelry box has a unique, rhombus shape. It's decorated with an ammonite fossil from Madagascar and a lovely, quartz crystal cluster from China. Inside the box are a couple of compartments and clips for hanging jewelry and various trinkets. The box measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 3 1/2".
History and Metaphysical Properties:
The ammonite mollusk was a shelled cephalopod. The extinction of ammonites coincided with the extinction of dinosaurs. Egyptians named this fossil after their God, Ammon. Named after its similar shape to a ram’s horns, it was prized by Egyptian and Roman societies because it was seen as a deity symbol. Fossils represent time, eternity and evolution. In general, they are used as protective objects. Fossils of all kinds are worn as amulets to increase life span, due to their lineage.
The “purest” of all quartzes, crystals are used more frequently today for healing and diagnosis than any other stone. In ancient times healers used them to render negative energy impotent and to diagnose the origin of disease. Because quartz transmits heat it is cool to touch and crystal was originally believed (by the Greeks) to have been ice that had lost its ability to melt.