Dinosaur bone is sometimes agatized, meaning that the bone cell structure has been replaced with agate, a type of quartz. This lends the bone extra strength to make it more durable, but also gives the pieces unique shades of browns, blacks, grays, reds, and oranges, often with the spotted cell structure patterns of the bone still evident. It is an organic fossil gemstone, over 70 million years old. It is a hard material, and a challenge for professionals in the trade.
Dinosaur bone is said to open avenues of insight and communication, assisting one in understanding change. It is a good stone for the adventurous.
Dinosaur bone is a very rare material, and it is now illegal to collect dinosaur bones in many parts of Canada and the United States, so pieces such as this one have become increasingly uncommon.
*Chain is not included.