Fossilized Palm Wood 11-14mm marquise flat beads (ETB00522)
Petrified Palm wood is a group of fossil woods that contain prominent rod-like structures within the regular grain of the silicified wood. Depending upon the angle at which they are cut by fracture, these rod-like structures show up as spots, tapering rods, or continuous lines. The rod-like structures are sclerenchyma bundles that comprise part of the woody tissues that gave the wood its vertical strength.
Petrified palm wood is a favorite of rock collectors because it is replaced by silica and exhibits well-defined rod-like structures and variety of colors. As a result, it exhibits a wide range of colors and designs when cut that can be incorporated into jewelry and other ornamental items.
Dimensions of beads:
Size: 11.5 x 22 x 4.5 - 14 x 25 x 5 mm
- this is only an approximate, the size varies slightly.
Length: 16 inches