Lyric Tile Shells – Ammonite

Ammonites, known as cephalopods, were marine animals which flourished throughout the world 400-65 million years ago. They became extinct at the same time as dinosaurs.

The name "ammonite" originates from "Ammon," the Greek Ram-horned god, as the ammonites usually had a ribbed, spiral-form shell which resembled a tightly coiled ram's horn.

Like their distant living relative, the chambered nautilus, the ammonite's shell was divided into air chambers which provided buoyancy and enabled them to float; using jet propulsion, they were also able to swim.

Today, Lyric Tile uses their fossils as an accent in its handcrafted tiles in blocking and cracking patterns. As with all shells, you will find variations in size, color and definition.

beveled dot with
Nautilus cracking
beveled dot with
Blacklip blocking
knob with
Nautilus cracking
knob with
Blacklip cracking
blacklip cracking dot with ammonite troca blocking dot with ammonite
with Oyster
blocking
with Yellow Opal
cracking
with Brownlip
blocking
blacklip cracking dot with ammonite troca blocking dot with ammonite brownlip blocking dot with ammonite
with Troca
blocking
with Penshell
blocking
with Nautilus
blocking
nautilus cracking dot with ammonite
brownlip cracking dot with ammonite penshell blocking dot with ammonite
with Brownlip
cracking
with Blacklip
cracking
with Nautilus cracking
cracking blacklip liner with ammonites
with Blacklip cracking
with Troca cracking and finished edges