Petrified Wood Stone Bead Pendant Fossil
This lovely Petrified Palm Wood bead pendant is 47 mm long or 1.75 inches by 27 mm or 1 inch wide and 10 mm thick.
This drilled stone is polished all the way around and drilled with a 4 mm hole side to side near the top. It can be strung on a wire or cord or incorporated into your own bead creation as a focal point bead!
This is 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: 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 offer First Class or Priority Mail and charge actual USPS shipping. Overnight shipping might be available but you need to call me to request it.
International Shipping terms: We offer Priority Mail or 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.
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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.