The 240 million year old ammonite fossils form a sacred geometrical shape called the "golden mean spiral," traveling both infinitely outward and infinitely inward. This spiral can be mathematically represented by the Fibonacci Sequence – the numerical foundation that depicts the underlying growth, movement, and evolution throughout all of nature. Plants unfurl, flowers bloom, and our galaxy spirals according to this sequence. The ammonites are fitted expertly into the center of each pine cone's mandala so as to blend the golden mean spirals of tree and shell into a single dynamic Fibonacci movement – evoking a sense of wonder and connectedness to our universe's greater intelligent design. In addition, Blue Opal has been masterfully inlaid into several of the ammonite's segments, offsetting the rich earth tones of the fossil with brilliant shimmering opal highlights.
Derived from the Sanskrit word "upala" (meaning "valuable stone"), this stone consists of both colloidal silica and up to 20% water – bringing the fortitude of earth with the unfathomable mystery of water. It is considered to be the crystal of the New Age, and has been beloved by alchemists and mystics throughout the centuries for its ability to facilitate connection to the higher self and to the wisdom of the Ancients. Australian Blue Opal is known for enhancing communication skills and providing one with the courage and freedom to speak at the right time.