FOSSILISED OPALISED AMMONITE PENDANT
Fossilised opalised ammonite pendant on a sterling silver chain. Time Flies (Juan & Olivia) has upcycled some moving watch parts to this ancient ammonite (opalised on the back) just for some interest & hung it on a 75 cm sterling silver chain. It's a statement in itself! 4.5 cm x 4 cm
Time Flies Designs is a Sydney based company that upcycles old objects and semi-precious stones as wearable jewellery. Specialized in unique jewellery and bespoke lights/sculptures, each product is one of a kind. “As TECHNOLOGY advances and old things become a memory of the past we admire and love the HISTORY and CRAFTSMANSHIP of the old ways.” -Time Flies Designs
Owners Juan and Olivia have a burning desire to show people the value in forgotten objects. By combining their skills, they have created a new era of technical jewellery and 3D designs.
Juan is a multi-diverse skilled jeweller & designer, he is a creative person with lots of vision to re-purpose objects into functionality.
Olivia studied Architecture and Interior Design in France. French background, she loves reflecting in her work the passion for old antique objects and new design.
Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.”
Ammonoids are an extinct group of marine mollusc animals in the subclass Ammonoidea of the class Cephalopoda. These molluscs are more closely related to living coleoids (i.e., octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish) than they are to shelled nautiloids such as the living Nautilus species. The earliest ammonites appear during the Devonian, and the last species died out during the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event.
Ammonites are excellent index fossils, and it is often possible to link the rock layer in which a particular species or genus is found to specific geologic time periods. Their fossil shells usually take the form of planispirals, although there were some helically spiraled and nonspiraled forms (known as heteromorphs).
The name "ammonite", from which the scientific term is derived, was inspired by the spiral shape of their fossilized shells, which somewhat resemble tightly coiled rams' horns. Pliny the Elder (d. 79 AD near Pompeii) called fossils of these animals ammonis cornua ("horns of Ammon") because the Egyptian god Ammon (Amun) was typically depicted wearing ram's horns. Often the name of an ammonite genus ends in -ceras, which is Greek (κέρας) for "horn".