Petrified wood pendant, smoked jade, elephant skin jasper and tamarind wood on a leather necklace. It is 27" long and weighs 5.4 oz. It is an exotic accessory for casual styles.
Petrified Wood is the fossilized remains of ancient trees which flourished millions of years ago. It forms when plant material is buried by sediment and protected from decay due to oxygen and organisms. Then, groundwater rich in dissolved solids flows through the sediment, replacing the original plant material with silica, calcite, pyrite, and opal.
The result is a fossil of the original woody material that often exhibits preserved details of the bark, wood, and cellular structures.
It is found in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, The Czech Republic, Germany, Ecuador, Egypt, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Libya, Madagascar, New Zealand, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States
Jade aka Jadeite is most valuable in its pure green variety but it can be found in colors ranging from red, pink, black, brown, white, and violet with variations of colors overlapping one another. It is found in Myanmar, New Zealand, Canada, Taiwan, Guyana, Surinam, southern Europe, Russia, and China.
The Chinese associate jade with clarity of mind and purity of spirit.
Elephant Skin Jasper is also known as calligraphy stone or miriam stone. This stone is found in the Himalayan Mountains in India and is comprised of hematite and iron shell fossil.