1.2" Petrified Wood (Sycamore) Cabochon Pair

This is a beautiful pair of 1.2" tall petrified sycamore (Platanus sp.) cabochons. This highly detailed petrified wood was collected from the Squaw Creek forest near Kittitas, Washington and has been polished to a glossy finish. These cabochons would be perfect for jewelry making, primarily for earrings as they are a matched pair.

Petrified wood is the name given to wood that has been turned into stone (fossilized) through the process of permineralization. In this process, all of the organic matter becomes replaced by minerals, while much of the original structure, such as tree rings, is retained. For this to happen, the wood needs to be buried in an environment low in oxygen to prevent decomposition and with flowing, mineral-laden water, so minerals may replace structures. The coloration is caused by various minerals that present in that water during fossilization. For example, red colors are due to iron compounds, greens due to copper, and so on.
Platanus sp. (Sycamore)
Squaw Creek Forest, Kittitas, Washington
1.2 x .47" each
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