Petrified Wood Pendant
Accented with Chrysocolla and Turquoise, this piece of art is Designed by Dee in Fine German Sterling Silver. Etched design work make a striking and unique pendant.
34.4 grams, 1 3/4″ X 2″.
Petrified wood (from the Greek root petro meaning “rock” or “stone”; literally “wood turned into stone”) is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation. It is the result of a tree or tree-like plants having completely transitioned to stone by the process of permineralization. All the organic materials have been replaced with minerals (mostly a silicate, such as quartz), while retaining the original structure of the stem tissue. Unlike other types of fossils which are typically impressions or compressions, petrified wood is a three-dimensional representation of the original organic material. The petrifaction process occurs underground, when wood becomes buried under sediment or volcanic ash and is initially preserved due to a lack of oxygen which inhibits aerobic decomposition. Mineral-laden water flowing through the covering material deposits minerals in the plant’s cells; as the plant’s lignin and cellulose decay, a stone mold forms in its place. The organic matter needs to become petrified before it decomposes completely
Astrological Sign: Leo
Petrified wood is an ancient wood, which has been replaced and hardened by another material. The two minerals usually involved in these displacement activities are agate (Chalcedony) and quartz.
The “Agatized wood” exhibits the properties of Agate and Chalcedony in addition to providing access to past-lives in via meditation with the stone. The “silicified wood”, wood replaced by a form of quartz, that exhibits the properties listed below.
It should also be noted that some forms of Agatized and Silicified wood are also vocalized; these woods are discussed in the Opal section of the book.
It provides for strength in all areas of one’s life and is a stone for grounding.
It provides access to, and explicit information concerning past-lives; this action is furthered via meditation with the stone.
It also provides support to one who is coming through the crisis period of a dis-ease; it provides insight into “why” the suffering has occurred and into the lessons which can be learned and, hence, never repeated.
Petrified wood is also a “stone of transformation”, assisting one to advance to ones highest chosen level, to commence ascension to a higher aspect of the self, and to recognize that no action is unnecessary- but that all actions bring one to ones ultimate purpose.
Chakra: Earth Star, 1st Root, 6th Third Eye
Ray: 1st Will or Power
Vibrates to the master number: 77