dinosaur bone pendant crafted in sterling silverDinosaur Bone Pendant | Stone Mania
dinosaur bone pendant crafted in sterling silver
dinosaur bone pendant crafted in sterling silver
dinosaur bone pendant crafted in sterling silver

Dinosaur Bone Pendant

Price: £46.99
Product Code: MMDB

 

 

Dinosaur Bone Pendant

 

 

Dinosaur bone is a unique material that was formed through a process known as permineralisation.  This is a process of fossilization whereby minerals such as agate, quartz and iron pyrite replace the organic tissue in the original bone structure whilst the original cell walls remain largely intact.  A second process known as petrifaction took place simultaneously and Petrified Wood aka Fossilised Wood is another material that went through this same process.  The word petrifaction comes from Ancient Greek and literally translated means "wood turned into stone".

What actually happened is that groundwater containing dissolved minerals filled spaces and voids in the bone (or wood) and as the water slowly dried out, just the minerals were left behind. 

Dinosaur bone is also sometimes referred to as agatized dinosaur bone.  This distinctive and unique material is rarely used as a lapidary material so it's unusual to find it cut as a cabochon.  The story about how dinosaur bone as a mineral came about fascinated us hence we were really excited to have a few pieces as part of our collection of ladies pendants.  It's a stone that will certainly make a great topic of conversation. 

Weight (grams) : 26.7
Size (cms) : 4.9 x 3.9 x 0.7

 

 

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