Dainty Peanut Wood Fossil Earrings - Genuine Petrified Wood - Leverback Dangle - Trillion Triangle Geometric - 925 Sterling Silver - 281401

$ 99.00

Beautiful and rare fossilized Peanut Wood from western Australia is set in 925 sterling silver in these dainty long dangle earrings.

Peanut Wood Fossil is a wonderful, unique earring addition for the gemstone connoisseur.


Peanut Wood formed during the Cretaceous.

Peanut Wood fossil was originally a conifer tree in western Australia. When the trees died, rivers carried them into the ocean, and they became driftwood.

A species of marine clam that loved to eat wood lived in the Australian sea.

The clam larvae could smell the driftwood and swim to it. They would attach themselves to it and start eating, They shaved off tiny particles of wood using the sharp edges of their shell as a rasp. In a few weeks they would excavate a deep tunnel into the soft, mushy wood.

Dissolved silica precipitated into the bore holes in the wood and replaced the woody tissues, converting the waterlogged wood into fossils (petrified wood).


The delicate glossy cabochons are as thin as a dime for lighter weight. They are translucent when held up to light.

The sparkling accent gemstones are genuine Garnet.


The silver has a sleek polished finish.

Light weight is kind to your ears.

Latching leverback wires keep them safely in place for you.


Length from the top of the wires: 1 3/4"

Size of the gems in the frames: 15 x 16mm

Weight for the pair: 2.8g

Hallmark: .925


The earrings in the photos are the exact earrings you will receive.

*** The close up pictures enlarge the appearance of the jewelry. Please refer to the measurements.

 

The earrings will be gift boxed for you.

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