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Cut, shaped and polished Orthoceras fossils. Cut in to an oval shape. Measures about 2"-3".
Orthoceras, is a genus of extinct nautiloid cephalopod. Its name is derived from the words “straight horn”, referring to its long, conical shell. These creatures roamed the seas during the Ordovician Period (485 million - 443 million years ago). They are the ancient ancestors of ammonites and squid that can be found in sizes ranging from a centimeter to over 14 feet long. Orthoceras are commonly found on a rock matrix, most of the time being limestone. A majority of specimens on the market have been coming out of Morocco, Scandinavia, Sweden, and the Baltic states.
Orthoceras fossils are believed to be an excellent healing stone. They are thought to be lucky for the wearer and prosperous to have in their environment. Orthoceras fossils are believed to ground us to the earth with their ancient energy and help in a personal journey or transformation in personal growth/change.
Each piece is similar, though no item at Crystal Joys is exactly the same as every item uses a unique stone that is non-fabricated. Every item at Crystal Joys is truly "one of a kind". Slight variations in color, size and bead shape exist.