Cut and Polished Ammonites
Gorgeous cut and polished Ammonites from Madagascar, available in three different sizes.
£1.15 – £3.95
Cut and Polished Ammonites - Madagascar
An interesting way to show off a fossil - these cut and polished Ammonites show you the inside of the Ammonite fossil itself.
The inside section has been polished, giving you a look at the small Quartz or Calcite crystals which have formed inside the various chambers and sections of the fossil.
The back side has been left unpolished, and sometimes gives a look at the distinctive 'suture' pattern of Madagascan Ammonites. In some cases, these Ammonites may also have a slightly polished iridescent rear, as seen in our pictures.
We do offer quality grades of these Ammonites - the difference is pretty much in the internal structures. A grades are perfect spirals, B grades may have been damaged before or during the fossilisation process; they may also have less interesting colours. In some cases, the B grade may also have some small missing pieces or crystal voids. Don't worry, they're still awesome.
These Ammonites make excellent display pieces, due to their high polish. We hope to be able to sell some small display stands or cases for them soon.
Frequently asked questions and delivery information
How do we grade stones?
There is no overall universal grading system for the majority of our products. As such, the grades we use are internal only. They simply refer to higher and lower qualities, but they may be entirely different grades to other websites. C grade pieces are of lower quality than B grade, which is lower than A grade.
How does our ordering and delivery process work?
You place an order via the website. When it’s been picked and packed, your order will be marked as completed and dropped off at our local post office. We have an account with the post office called a “Drop and Go” account, which allows the post office staff to process our parcels when they have free time, rather than me queuing up and delaying everyone else.
I get tracking information etc online when this has been completed. I typically do not send tracking information to customers unless they request it – but if you’ve requested tracked postage, it has been sent tracked! If you have any worries or concerns about your parcel being delayed please feel free to get in touch and I’ll send the tracking info over! We also get delivery confirmations for parcels over 25MM thick by default.
How do international orders work?
After Brexit, with the UK leaving the European Union, certain things have changed with regards to international orders. European Union customers will now likely be liable to pay the same amount of import VAT as any other international customers. You will be responsible for any customs and import fees.
I’d like to return my order for a refund.
No problem at all – just get in touch and we’ll arrange it. You can read our full returns policy here.
What payment methods do you accept?
I can accept Paypal, Stripe, cheque, and direct bank transfers. Paypal and Stripe will both allow you to pay with credit and debit cards.