World's Finest Canadian Ammolite Jewellery
Luxuriously Canadian Ammolite for the world.
Since 1979 KORITE has set the global standard for ammolite gemstones and jewellery. As an industry leading Canadian jewellery brand 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 - Our Ammolite
These are the pillars that we have built KORITE on. They are our promise to you.
We have been formally recognized for our environmental stewardship and social responsibility regarding our ammolite mining operation.
KORITE continues to be a leading voice in the Ammolite jewelry, Canadian jewellery, and Gemstone community, advocating and implementing best practices.
In 1981, Ammolite was officially designated a precious gemstone by CIBJO (World governing body for precious stone categorization).
Everything we do is quality. And we back it with our Lifetime Guarantee on all of our jewellery and home products.
Each of our KORITE Ammolite jewellery and ammolite fossil products are crafted by hand; each piece of Ammolite is individually selected and polished to bring out its unique colours and pattern. All of our jewellery is backed by a Lifetime Guarantee – a policy we can stand behind knowing that all of our products are crafted with care by experts.
From its beginnings, as a Canadian jewellery brand KORITE has grown in operations, securing the majority of the world’s raw supply of Ammolite. We ethically mine the raw Ammolite and create jewellery and home products that are loved the world over by fashionable people, lovers of colour and fine collectors.
In 1981, Ammolite was officially designated a gemstone by CIBJO. Ammolite is the last of the gemstones accepted in the past 300 years and amongst the rarest, placing it alongside its peers Opal, Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald.
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 top canadian jewellery brand, delighting customers internationally.