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Petrified fossil palmwood 14kt gold sterling silver necklace

A fabulous petrified palmwood cabochon with a suberb cut, color and polish is hand set in a fine silver bezel on a thick sterling back plate and accented with 3 solid 14kt gold balls. It swings from a unique hand forged bail on an Italian sterling silver soft cornered box chain. Mined and cut in the US, it's a gorgeous stone in fabulous neutral shades. A one of a kind piece of our planet's prehistoric past.

Crafted in fine silver (99%), sterling silver (92.5%) and reclaimed solid 14kt gold, it's been given an oxidzing bath and hand polished to a soft satin finish, the solid gold balls have been given a bright, high polish. All fabrication and metalwork done in studio by hand, by me.
The pendant is 56.5mm (2.25") top to bottom, 18mm (.75") at widest point, necklace is 18".


Petrified or fossil palm wood is silicified wood of the palm tree, genus Palmoxylon, from the Oligocene Epoch, and is about 30 - 35 million years old, (give or take an day or so). It was designated the state stone of Texas in 1969 and the state fossil of Louisiana in 1976.
The fibers in the wood create the lovely spots dotting the agatized surface. A beautiful stone (fossil really), it's a 7.5 on the mohs scale, very hard, so it not only takes a lovely polish, it's extremely durable.
A one of a kind piece, you get the one in the photos. It will ship insured with tracking within 24hrs of receipt of payment. All jewelry will arrive artfully packaged. 
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