Rainbow Petrified Wood Stone Sphere Rock
This hand-cut Petrified Wood fossil gemstone sphere is 2.25 inches or 57 in diameter. It is Petrified Conifer Wood from the West-Central coast of Madagascar.
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 a member of the Chalcedony family.
It is very hard and takes an excellent polish, making it a great stone for jewelry.
Metaphysical Properties of Petrified Wood: Petrified Wood is a stone of patience and slow and steady growth.