KORITE Ammolite FAQ
KORITE Ammolite is an exclusive gemstone, extremely rare and extraordinarily precious. Speckled in an array of vivid hues, our genuine Ammolite gemstone jewellery is a work of art meant to be worn.
KORITE is synonymous with Ammolite. We are the industry originators, grounded in stewardship, and dedicated to sharing the beauty and energy of Canada’s rarest gemstone with the wider world. Should you have any questions about your Ammolite which are now answered below, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our Fossil, Ammonite or Ammolite specialists today.
We ship from Canada to around the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products (like fossils and specimens) cannot be shipped to international destinations. When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Shipping rates do not include your countries' import duties.
Like all gemstones, Ammolite is graded for quality. Based on the multiplicity and vibrancy of the colour in the stone, Ammolite can be graded as ‘standard’ (one or more brilliant colour), ‘A’ (two or more colour with good brilliance), ‘AA’ (at least 3 brilliant colours), and ‘AAA’ (3 to 5 brilliant colours with no matrix lines visible). The rarity of ‘AA’ and ‘AAA’ Ammolite stones is akin to that of a flawless diamond. Read more about Ammolite here.
Every piece of Korite Ammolite comes with a lifetime guarantee. We protect every piece of KORITE Ammolite with a clear quartz crystal cover on the gem with a hardness of 7. Protected like this, every piece of KORITE Ammolite is wearable every day.
KORITE offers a full refund or exchange (excluding shipping costs) on all regular priced online purchases that are returned within 30 days of the shipment date. Items must be returned in their original condition. Clearance or sale items are final sale. Please see our Return Policy page for more details.
KORITE is committed to providing the highest quality products and takes pride in our quality of craftsmanship. In the unlikely event that you receive a product that is defective or damaged, we will repair or replace your item. Simply return the item within 30 days of the original shipment date. We will pay the return shipping fees as well. To get the process started contact Customer Service here.
We sell loose stones to jewellers and other brands so they might create custom pieces with. Ammolite is unique in the world of gemstones and requires specific techniques when cutting and polishing. KORITE pioneered and perfected these techniques.
Like all gemstones, Ammolite should be treated with care and attention.
Avoid exposing your Ammolite to direct heat.
Do not over-expose Ammolite to water.
Avoid hard impact to the Ammolite gemstone
Do not clean your Ammolite in ultrasonic cleaners
Use a soft, none-abrasive cloth to clean your Ammolite jewellery.
Ammolite is a gemstone which is traces its roots back 71 Million years.
The Ammolite is the remnant of a pre-historic cephalopods known as Ammonites and Baculites, these creatures lived in the subtropical sea known as the Western Interior Seaway.
As the Ammonites died they were buried by layers of bentonitic mud and eventually the ammonites become fossilized.
The results of tectonic pressure and mineralization formed the colorful gemstone which is almost exclusively mined by KORITE.
After mining the KORITE team works to refine, and clean the Ammolite specimens before hand inspecting, and cutting each stone to maximize its unique colour.
Lastly, our team hand craft each piece of jewellery choosing a unique stone with each piece.
This is why when you wear Ammolite you can be certain that the unique history of your Ammolite stone is one of a kind.
No, each Ammolite gemstone is unique. And that means unique colouring, patterns and even texture. This is due to the formation of the Ammolite and thickness of each layer of the gemstone, resulting in the worlds most unique gemstone.