Petrified wood is the common name for wood that has turned to stone. Wood begins a petrification process once it is buried in sediments with very little exposure to oxygen. Overtime, the mineral rich water from the soil will replace the organic cells of the wood with inorganic elements like carbon (black), cobalt (green/blue), chromium (green/blue), copper, (green/blue), iron oxides (red/brown/yellow), manganese (pink and orange), manganese oxides (black or yellow) and silica ( white/grey/blueish white) to name a few. This process can happen very quickly, in as little as 1000 years, and it is the combination of these minerals and colours that creates a truly unique fossil specimen each time. 

The amount of oxygen present during fossilization will directly affect the detailing of the specimen, meaning that only specimens that fossilize with zero oxygen present will have a discernible wood grain or texture. This may visually reflect the rings of the tree's growth, or have other familiar patterns present. The end result of petrified wood has the same original basic structure in place, simply replaced by stone. The exterior of the petrified wood may look about the same as normal wood. Only when cut and polished can we see the intricate work of nature.  

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.  

Carved eggs and spheres are popular items in home décor. There are also gaining popularity as items that are being used for meditation. They are nice to hold and feel, and are quickly becoming very collectible.

The collector's passion for eggs from different material, from undecorated gemstone eggs to large egg creations, has lasted until the present day, and there are still many egg collectors and admirers in the various cultures of our world.

The egg symbolizes fertility. The egg shape symbolizes the first step that we must complete in order to achieve the realization of our goals and dreams. It also symbolizes things that have no beginning and no end. In meditation, one should hold the egg in your hand. Many believe they have a have a special, comforting feeling. Collectors sometimes collect individual eggs, and sometimes collect large egg collections in “nests” or baskets.

This gorgeous gemstone mini egg is a beautiful addition to any home; whether for yourself or a gift for a loved one.

  • Dimensions: 30 mm x 20 mm x 20 mm.
    • Genuine gemstone.
    • This item includes an information card about the gemstone.
    • A certificate of authenticity is included with this item.
    • Plastic stand included.

    This gemstone requires special care - exposure to water and other chemicals, such as cleaning products or aerosols, will damage it over time. If you polish the gemstone, use a dry cloth only, or an air duster that does not contain any disinfectant or other chemicals.

    *This is a natural mineral specimen, and no two are exactly the same. Please note that the item you receive may have slight variations from the one photographed. The third image is to show possible variations. If you wish to see the item before purchase, please email us at sales@rocksandgemscanada.com.

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