This is a spectacular pendant that features a petrified palm root gemstone. This piece is very comfortable and easy to wear. This is a perfect all-day necklace. You can dress it up or down. This gemstone is set in .925 Sterling silver with a 36 inch sterling silver chain. Each piece I create is made from start to finish with a creative and artistic soul in mind!!
Please understand that handcrafted jewelry is just that, handcrafted. It is not perfect, slight variations are what gives handcrafted jewelry its unique character.
Petrified Palm Root Pendant
Millions of years ago tree trunks were buried under several hundred yards of sediment. Over the course of time the wood was replaced by microcrystalline quartz, largely chalcedony and jasper. During the replacement process by silica carried in underground waters, even the most minute details of the woody structure was preserved.
When a designer cabochon is cut perpendicular to the palm trunk, the tubes of the vascular structure often display as an array of "dots."
This is actually a pseudomorph, chalcedony gemstone replacing the wood. Therefore Petrified Palm Wood is actually a member of the chalcedony family with a hardness of 6.5 to 7.
The designer cabochons have beautiful polka dot patterns.
The largest single deposit of Petrified Wood is in Indonesia.