All remains and traces of animals and plants older than 10,000 years are called fossils. The most famous group of fossils are the so-called ammonites:

Ammonites - The ammonites are a species-rich, extinct group of exclusively marine, fossil cephalopods (Cephalopoda), which are closely related to the Nautilus. They were contemporaries of the dinosaurs, which were destroyed 65 million years ago by a planetoid impact which destroyed about 70% of all other animal species at that time, and thus probably died out at the same time. Over 5,000 ammonite genera are known. The animals were able to regulate the amount of gas or liquid in the chambered part of the shell and thus change their buoyancy in the water. Their size lay between a few mm and over 2 m housing diameter.

Ammonites represent a large number of the leading fossils from their first appearance in the Devonian until their extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period.

That means that one can classify earth layers temporally by them. Often the temporal delimitation of marine sediments is done exclusively by ammonites. They are therefore of great importance in geology and palaeontology.

Orthoceras - General: Orthoceras are fossils, more precisely fossilized cephalopods. The Orthoceras developed more than half a billion years ago. They were squid-like beasts that reached a length of 5 meters in the Ordovician. In later epochs the cephalopods remained considerably smaller. Muscular tentacles on his head earned him his name. They were good, fast swimmers and cruel carnivorous robbers. Orthoceras are available as sculptures, plates and in miniature editions of a few centimetres.

Location: Orthoceras are mined in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. 6 hours are needed to knock a cephalopod free from the very hard rock. The Orthoceras fossil almost looks like metal due to the composition of the material. It is glossy black, very hard and has a metallic sound.

"Fossils, they once lived..."


Steinwelten - Noble Gifts

They fascinate, they inspire, they amaze people. Precious stones have been stimulating people's imagination for thousands of years. Their beauty and perfection found a special attention in all cultures. A gift of a noble stone always had something special, something noble and was, in older times, only reserved for the nobility.

How do I find the right healing stone? It is easiest to follow one's feelings, i.e. the healing stone that catches your eye first (intuition) is usually the right one. One can also test with the hand, as well as with pendulums or one-hand rods. Another method is to search for signs of the zodiac.

Zodiac signs and decadal stones are basic lucky stones that can help and support us again and again. But this does not mean that they are the only stones of our life! Our life is so unique and shaped by such different situations that different stones can always be our companions for a while. But the zodiac sign and decade stones often appear again and again, returning companions, so to speak, because they support us in our basic nature. But always feel free to choose other stones as companions, especially if you are attracted to them.

Amethyst and citrine penetrators

Sometimes you don't have the words to describe the beauty of nature. amethyst drusen are a concentrated form of energy from prehistoric times. Their origin is still puzzling and scientists have yet to agree on how the prehistoric gas bubble matures to such perfection. Today we can admire and acquire its beauty. From Brazil we have just received a delivery of small and medium-sized gems waiting for a new home.

Citrine druses, rare treasures in golden yellow are also available. Here it concerns burned amethyst, which was heated in a special furnace by connoisseurs and transformed chemically into citrin.