This is a beautiful brown and cream oval turritella agate cabochon. This piece demonstrates the distinct spiral shell fossil outline that turritella agates are known for. It is well balanced and ideal for a central jewelry piece.
Turritella Agate is a brown, translucent to semi-transparent, fossiliferous agate found in the Green River Formation of Wyoming. It contains large fossil snails that stand out in a white-to-tan color against the brownish agate. Interestingly, the original name of the stone, though that the spectacular spiral-shaped gastropod (snail) fossils entombed within the stone were members of the marine Turritella genus. The fossil snail is actually the freshwater snail, Elimia tenera, a member of the Pleuroceridae family. Unfortunately the material was widely sold and advertised under the original incorrect name and, therefore it stuck.
Material: Turritella agate
Weight: 13.3 grams
Height: 50 mm
Width: 32 mm
Depth: 5 mm
Material Source: Wyoming
Turritella Agate is a highly spiritual stone that’s deeply connected to the earth and to the home. It’s strongly associated with your personal roots and your ancestry, even the past events in your life. It’s what you can call a survival stone, because it carries energies of protection and strength. It will also lend you healing and the power of profound wisdom. Turritella Agate will also act as a record keeper stone and give you information on your past worlds and your past life.
Note: This piece is hand crafted. It is unique and will have slight variances on the measurements provided.
As with all natural stones, pieces may contain cracks, pits, and natural inclusions. Please look at the photos and descriptions closely. I will sell various grades of items and price them appropriately for their quality level.