• Handmade item
• Dispatches from a small business in Australia
• Necklace length: 80 Centimetres; Pendant height: 40 Millimetres; Pendant width: 25 Millimetres
• Materials: Silver, Stone
• Closure: Slide clasp
• Chain style: Rope
• Adjustable length
Petrify Palmwood, Java Island
Made in AUSTRALIA
Beautiful and rare semi-precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood or Palmoxylon from Indonesia.
Millions of years ago tree trunks were buried under several hundred yards of sediment. Over the course of time, the wood was replaced by microcrystalline quartz, largely chalcedony and jasper. During the replacement process by silica carried in underground waters, even the most minute details of the woody structure were preserved.
When a designer cabochon is cut perpendicular to the palm trunk, the tubes of the vascular structure often display as an array of "dots."
This is actually a pseudomorph-chalcedony gemstone replacing the wood. Therefore Petrified Palm Wood is actually a member of the chalcedony family with a hardness of 6.5 to 7. The designer cabochons have beautiful polka dot patterns. The largest single deposit of Petrified Wood is in Indonesia.
Metaphysical Properties of Petrified Wood: Petrified Wood is called the stone of patience.
Connect with Petrified Wood if you want to establish deep roots.
Even when you’re filled with fear, panic, or anxiety, you will be grounded and stable because of its energies of calm.
The earth energies present in this stone will calm your nerves and ease your fears. It will fill you with feelings of security, stability, and well-being.
Petrified Wood is an ideal stone for meditation because it will guide you in knowing what’s important and what’s not. by Diana Houston
If a tree were to fall in the woods, it would rot in the atmosphere and be eaten by bugs and such. However, if a tree falls and is protected from oxygen and the elements by ash or mud before it rots, and is subjected to mineralized water, it begins the process of petrification. Petrification is a long process by which every part of the trunk (leaves and branches typically will rot before petrification can happen) is replaced by minerals in the water that slowly seeps through. Those minerals settle into the cells of the trunk and by the time the cells decompose all that is left is the mineral mould of the cell. The replacement mould can be opal, silica, calcite or pyrite to name a few. The result of time and petrification is a very detailed model in stone, or fossil, of the tree right down to the cell and rings.
Petrified wood goes by many names; fossilized wood, opalized wood, agatized wood, or silicified wood (opal or agate replacement). Petrified wood is deceptively heavy. One might see some on the ground and pick it up thinking it is a neat piece of wood only to find it to be heavy rock. It looks very convincing! The colour of the petrified wood would depend upon what replaced it and the minerals in the soil. Some are rainbow-coloured and some look just like wood. Because of its beauty, it is used in jewellery, cut en cabochon. Petrified wood takes a very good polish and is very hard. The hardness is generally that of agate 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.
MATERIAL: We use the best-waxed cords for strength and durability. These cords are so strong and long-lasting that they can be worn every day without discolouration. The ancient knot technique is called “macramé”. Each piece has been woven with thousands of tiny knots. We also use the highest quality stainless steel beads so you never have to worry about rust. This piece has been crafted with both stainless steel and pure silver, the ultimate materials in strength and durability.