• 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
HANDMADE Adjustable shibari cord
🌱VEGAN..ONE OF A KIND.🌱
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.
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.
MATERIAL 🌱 Each necklace is handmade using highest quality waxed cords for ultimate strength and durability. Ideal for daily wear for active people. Handwoven using ancient knot technique (100% vegan/no leather!).
ADJUSTABLE 🌱 Features a slide-knot clasp system and fits both men and women.
AUTHENTIC AND NATURAL🌱 We use high-end hand-collected rare rocks for our creations!!!! NO SLAVE OR NO MASS MINING. Consciously created from source with love..
ONE OF A KIND 🌱 Each piece is a collaborative creation. We create everything from start to finish. We live in the oldest rainforest on Earth. The original name for Kuranda is Ngunbay, which is the local word for “platypus”. Be part of the platypus dreaming. All our rocks are consciously collected, cut and polished. Fair Trade. Plant and Solar Powered. Each piece involves 7 to 10 hours, handmade from source by two people.
REAL PEOPLE 🌱 Every purchase is turning into seed and going into the soil. When we are not making jewellery, we are busy planting a food forest. Your purchase helps get more seeds in the ground. Support Fair Trade.