Petrified Palmwood and Sterling Silver Ring, size 6-1/2. Set in hand forged Sterling Silver. This is a one of a kind (ooak) art piece. I personally hand cut the gemstone, then hand forged the metalwork to take advantage of the beauty of the stone. Tis cabochon was cut from the wood nearest the root of the tree, thus instead of the typical dotted pattern seen in most palmwood, the pattern is more like other petrified wood, but with a rich reddish color.
Location: United States
State Fossil of Louisiana, State Stone of Texas
A variety of chalcedony, the wood is replaced by silica. Petrified Palmwood is the most sought after of the silicified woods. It's highly agatized and the fibers in the wood create artfully spaced dotted patterns. A delightful earthy looking stone.