Petrified wood is formed when trees get buried in a silica rich environment. The silica gradually replaces the carbon in the wood turning it to stone. In many cases, the rock can still look like wood, keeping the texture of the bark or rings, however, the color can change immensely based purely on the chemicals present during the process. I was really surprised to learn abundant petrified wood can be. Many of our samples were collected from our local landscaping rocks! Check out my Dad’s blog on landscaping rocks to learn more.
Our collection of petrified wood jewelry shows off a variety of colors and patterns - but each one is reminiscent of the living, breathing tree that it started off as. The pieces have that warmth and organic feel of wood, with the durability and shine of stone. Don’t forget that you can engrave a tree drawing on the back of the silver!