About KORITE

The leader in Superior Ammolite

KORITE Ammolite

Luxuriously Canadian Ammolite for the world.

Since 1979 KORITE has set the global standard for Ammolite, inspiring the world with the rarity and beauty of Canada’s gemstone. Every KORITE piece is ethically mined and handcrafted by skilled artisans to create luxuriously Canadian treasures for the bold and adventurous.

Designed by nature and refined by KORITE. Luxuriously Canadian Ammolite for the world.

Our passion – Our promise

These are the pillars that we have built KORITE on. They are our promise to you.

Ethical mining

We have been formally recognized for our environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

Advocacy

KORITE continues to be a leading voice in the Ammolite and Gemstone community, advocating and implementing best practices.

Recognized

In 1981, Ammolite was officially designated a precious gemstone by CIBJO (World governing body for precious stone categorization).

Guaranteed

Everything we do is quality. And we back it with our Lifetime Guarantee on all of our jewellery and home products.

SINCE 1979

A rich history of quality

CERTIFIED & GUARANTEED

The rare & beautiful Ammolite

Leading the way – Sharing our love of Ammolite

Founded from a passion for paleontology and an entrepreneurial spirit – in 1979 Rene Vandervelde purchased a young business from the Kormos family and named it KORITE. Rene’s vision was to introduce the world to the beautiful and captivating Ammolite. Discovered in 1906 by the Geological Survey of Canada, Rene had heard of Ammolite and was fascinated by its history, rarity and cultural significance. Indigenous Canadians refer to Ammolite as the “Buffalo Stone”, others refer to Ammolite as the “Energy Stone” or “Spirit Stone”. Ammolite comes from the fossilization of Ammonite Cephalopods, which are found around the world yet, only in the Bearpaw Formation of Southern Alberta did they mineralize and become the rare and colourful gemstone. To this day, KORITE is the leading Ammolite producer and brand, delighting customers internationally.