Finding Your First Ammolite Gem: Polished vs. Coated

So, you’ve been captivated by the mesmerizing beauty of ammolite? Welcome to the club! But with so many options, where do you begin? As a first-time buyer, choosing the right ammolite can feel overwhelming. This blog explores the two main types you’ll encounter: polished ammolite and coated ammolite.

Polished Ammolite: Nature's Masterpiece

Polished ammolite undergoes a meticulous polishing process to enhance the gemstone’s natural beauty. The result shows a stunning display of vibrant colours and captivating patterns, showcased in all their glory. Polished ammolite allows you to appreciate the inherent beauty of ammolite, the play of light within its structure, and the unique variations in colour and pattern that make each piece one-of-a-kind.

Coated Ammolite: Enhanced Beauty

Coated ammolite undergoes a similar polishing process, but with an additional step. A thin layer of coating is applied to enhance the colour or fill in minor surface imperfections. While coated ammolite can appear more uniform in colour, it can sometimes mask the natural play of light and subtle variations that define a polished stone and required some extra cares.

Making Your Choice

Choosing between polished and coated ammolite comes down to personal preference. However, for first-time buyers, we recommend polished ammolite. It allows you to appreciate the true essence of this remarkable gemstone – its natural beauty, captivating iridescence, and the unique story it holds within its layers. As you delve deeper into the world of ammolite, you can explore coated options later on!

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