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Leading the way – Rochells is 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.

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.


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