Petrified Palm Wood Fossil Stone Designer Cabochon
This custom cut Petrified Wood cabochon is oval shaped, 55 mm long by 32 mm wide and 4 mm thick.
This is lovely Petrified Palm Wood, or Palmoxylon, from Louisiana. In 1976, Louisiana named Petrified Palm Wood their official state fossil.
Petrified Wood is wood that has fossilized; a tree died and was buried by sediments, minerals in the groundwater then permeated the wood replacing it, and making a stone-like replica of the original wood. This gemstone is the fossilized wood of palm trees from the Oligocene Epoch, about 20 to 40 million years ago.
There are no growth rings in the Louisiana Palm Wood, instead it has a fibrous structure that cut one way produces polka dots, and cut another produces straws. Though usually beige, minerals present in the soil and water during petrification sometimes produced blacks or reds, and even on rare occasion other colors.
Metaphysical Properties of Petrified Palm Wood: Petrified Palm Wood is said to remove petty annoyances and enhance one's connection to earth and nature. It is considered a stone of patience.
Cabochons are stones cut for jewelry and are measured in mm. One inch is equal to about 25 mm. 13 mm is only about 1/2 inch.
U.S. Shipping terms: Cabochons, rough rock poundage and all orders over $50 are shipped for FREE in the U.S. On all others I ship Priority Mail and charge actual shipping. I never charge more than $10.95 for combined shipping within the U.S.!
International Shipping terms: We offer Priority Mail at actual cost, including Flat Rate. Or we offer First Class (up to 4 pounds) which is the cheapest but is NOT tracked and can take 2-8 weeks for delivery. Customs, duties, taxes, etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.
Please note: Items are One of A Kind, due to the natural stone material there may be some small natural flaws. Major flaws will be listed. You will always receive the item pictured unless otherwise noted! Any questions??-please contact me.