From a rare locale in Eastern Europe, this is an unusually large and beautiful white block of limestone encasing a STUNNING, naturally occurring and well-preserved Perisphinctes sp. ammonite from the Jurassic Era. The ammonite and matrix from this region are found in beautiful, ivory white color and both the ammonites and matrix are usually this same bright hue. On some occasions, the ammonites have become very slightly tinted in a light green hue but they overall, are nearly the same beautiful tone as the white limestone boulders they are found in. This is a rare size specimen with a very large limestone rock layer still partially encasing the naturally golden ammonite. Most of the ammonites found there are not this large. The ridge detail is very well-preserved and three dimensional. The ammonite protrudes fully off the matrix in the same form as when alive over 150 million years ago at a time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.
This uncommon fossil of ancient sea life from the days of the dinosaurs, is an extremely visually striking specimen and would make an incredible, unique interior design accent. From around the world, most fossil deposits of ammonites do NOT naturally produce the fossils on the matrix in a stark white color like this one. This source produces this unusual similar color ammonite fossils making them really impressive and attractive for interior design applications. A gold and white ammonite fossil like this can fit in any interior style, from classic to extreme modern.