Fossilized Palm wood 10-13.5mm marquise beads (ETB00090)
Fossilized Palm wood
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: 10 x 20.5 x 4.5 - 13.5 x 25 x 5 mm
- this is only an approximate, the size varies slightly.
Length: 15.5 inches