Petrified wood is the common name for wood that has turned to stone. Almost all of today’s modern tree types have ancient fossil remnants that we can study. The patterns on the different types of wood appear unchanged from their modern counterparts.
Peanut wood is a type of fossil wood, most often a black or dark brown, sometimes it comes in lighter brown and reddish brown shades. The distinctive feature of this wood is that it will have several white/ beige lines and inclusions running through the wood. These lines sometimes resemble peanuts, and this is where it gets its name from.
These light coloured areas are what used to be boreholes in the original wood. Before the wood was petrified, it was washed into the ocean as driftwood. It was then attacked by small marine shellfish called teredo; another name for these little clams is "shipworm". They bore small tunnels into the wood and eventually the entire piece can be riddled with boreholes. When the wood became waterlogged, it then sank to the bottom of the ocean & settled into the mud. The boreholes then filled with the light coloured radiolarian sediment. Some time later, petrification began, and this stunning fossil is what remains. Most peanut wood is a type of auraucaria wood, and is approximately 70 million years old.
Petrified Wood is used to connect with your past life, to get more grounded, or to stabilize emotions. Some believe these wood types can help with your composure and contentment with life. Petrified wood is a testament of resilience and strength, and is often associated with business success, making it an ideal fossil for entrepreneurs.
Chalcedony is actually a type of agate, which is a member of the quartz family of stones. Agates are believed to have been formed millions of years ago during volcanic eruptions. The volcanic lava flows left cavities filled with gas. As the flows cooled, these cavities allowed for mineral bearing solutions to enter and the combinations of these solutions along with heat and pressure, allowed the chalcedony to form over millions of years. Chalcedony will come in several different colors including grey, blue, pink, green, orange, and purple.
Chalcedony is said to strengthen the body and mind and when worn will give the wearer a sense of clarity so they may decide what they like and don't like. It is also said to help one emotionally and intellectually.
Smoky quartz is a variety of quartz, often found in beautiful black crystals. Scientists believe the black may have been caused by natural radioactivity in the Earth, but don't worry, it is perfectly safe to handle now. is an excellent grounding stone. It gently neutralizes negative vibrations and is detoxifying on all levels.
- Set in sterling silver
- Approximate size of gemstones and fossils in setting: 15 mm x 16 mm x 7 mm
- Bracelet length from bar to first ring: 225 mm
- Hook diameter: 15 mm
- Genuine fossils and gemstones
- This item includes an information card about the fossil and gemstones
- Certificates of authenticity are included with this item