This is a spectacular pendant that features a petrified palm root gemstone. The largest single deposit of Petrified Wood is in Indonesia. This pendant hangs beautifully on a 36-inch rolo sterling chain, gracing right below the rib cage. It is truly a sight to behold. This piece is extremely comfortable and easy to wear. This is a perfect all-day necklace. You can dress it up or down. Each piece I create is made from start to finish with a creative and artistic soul in mind!! Item Details: .925 Sterling Silver 36-inch sterling silver rolo chain Pendant measures at 81mm in length and 26mm in width High Polish Finish Hand stamped with my maker's mark for authenticity Petrified Palm Root Gemstone Handmade in Everett, WA in my personal studio Free delivery within a 15 mile radius from Everett, WA 98201, or shipping is $8.30.
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.