Petrified Wood Polished Stone Bookends Rock
Lovely bookends from Petrified Wood.
These came from a collection and I'm not sure of the type of wood or origin. Most likely it is Northwest America. If any of my customers know, please let me know!
These Petrified Wood Bookend pieces are each about 3.75 inches high, 3.5 inches wide at the bottom and 1.25 inches thick.
They are polished on front and left natural rough around the edges. They are covered with cloth in the inside and on the bottom to protect you furniture.
This gemstone is the fossilized wood of trees. The petrified wood formed when a tree died and was buried by sediments. Minerals in the groundwater then permeated the wood, replacing the original organic matter and turning it to stone. The main mineral is silica, but trace elements in the silica create a variety of colors.
Petrified wood is very hard and takes an excellent polish, making it a great stone for jewelry.