About Fossilized Dinosaur Bone

About Fossilized Dinosaur Bone

When my Dad first showed me the fossilized dinosaur bone pieces, I was pretty skeptical. I mean, why would you make jewelry out of a boring bone? Then I saw the vivid red color and the stunning veins of the piece that my dad found. Gorgeous.


I learned that smaller pieces of bone that are too shattered or damaged to end up in a museum can make for some beautiful, and rare, jewelry pieces. The color of fossilized dinosaur bone tends to be brown, gray, or tan, but a small percent are blue, yellow, orange, or red (like ours). Any time that the bone is fossilized with agate, it is known as gembone. The final color of the rock depends on the minerals that were present during the remineralization process. On some pieces, such as ours, the walls of the bone marrow are also replaced with minerals, but in a different color, so there is a seemingly random cell pattern on the stone. Most of the pieces of gembone that you find come from the Morrison Formation in southwestern Colorado. Including our jewelry - check out our pieces! Since collecting dinosaur bones fossils on federal or state land is illegal - we sourced ours from a reputable dealer who has private land in the area.

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