Arizona Petrified Wood Necklace: Seven extra-large polished chip beads hang on wire with rolo style chain and lobster clasp. This particular grouping of Petrified Wood beads is a mix of translucent agate-like look to opaque, in warm neutral colors. Resembling Jasper inside a tree trunk (last photo shows a piece of tree trunk in the Arizona Petrified Forest - for reference only), colors in this piece include mauve pink, orange-brown, gray, beige or taupe, and cream. A unique, earthy piece! Petrified wood (also called agatized wood or fossilized wood) is created through a process where silica replaces the wood. The presence of other minerals creates the various colors, such as red from Hematite, yellow/brown/orange from Goethite. The white areas are pure silica. Petrified wood is quite dense, so this piece has some weight to it. These Arizona Petrified Wood beads were made from stone sourced legally outside the National Park (only part of the Arizona Petrified Forest is inside the National Park boundaries).
Expect features characteristic of natural stone beads, including surface imperfections, inclusions, etc. Note that colors and brightness vary on different monitors. You get the exact piece shown here.
METAL: All metal components are at least .925 Sterling Silver. Chain and wire are Argentium, a special form of Sterling Silver that is brighter and more resistant to tarnish (storing it in a closed container when not wearing for periods of time is still recommended). According to argentiumsilver.com it is more pure (.935 silver) and is made exclusively from recycled silver.
SIZE: Beads average 14-18mm across longest dimension. Total length of bar including wire loops is 2 inches (52mm). Necklace is 18 inches long.
Necklaces can also be customized to other lengths, feel free to inquire (up to 20 inches no additional charge, longer is $ .50 per extra inch).
SHIPPING: Ships within USA via Priority Mail, fully insured. Ships to Canada via First Class with insurance. (buyer is responsible for any duty/tax)
PACKAGING/GIFTS: Jewelry is carefully packed in a 100% recycled kraft-covered gift box tied with eco-friendly hemp cord (color varies). Jewelry is ready for gift-giving (no price tags).
Questions? Please feel free to contact me!
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Each piece is READY TO SHIP and you get the EXACT PIECE SHOWN, I take the time to photograph every item (except for extenders which are made to order). Please read description for dimensions. I use solid Sterling and Argentium Silver and quality natural stone beads. I hope you find something to delight you! - Jennifer