About KORITE

The leader in Superior Ammolite

KORITE Ammolite

As unique as you are.

Since 1979, KORITE has been the home of superior Ammolite, inspiring the world with the rarity and beauty of Canada’s gemstone. KORITE Ammolite is as unique as you are – brilliant and colourful. For your home, for sharing with others or just for yourself. 

Superior Colour. Radiant Energy. Heirloom Quality.

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

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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.