Red Dinosaur Bone Earrings Pendant Set Gem Bone Fossil Stone Sterling Silver Handmade Wire Wrapped

$230

Red Dinosaur Bone Earrings Pendant Set Gem Bone Fossil Stone Sterling Silver Handmade Wire Wrapped

medium | sterling silver,red dinosuar bone | necklace earrings set
Please do not purchase these. They are on reserve pending the creation of a matching pendant.

These handmade, sterling silver, wire wrapped earrings are made with a natural stone cabochon. They are dinosaur bones aka gem bones. These fossil stones are fully petrified (agatized) with black webbing and with cells of red. Gem bone is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain due to restrictions made on collecting by the Federal Government.

As with all of my wire wrapped jewelry, I used heavy sterling silver - not plated, filled or coated wire to finish this wire wrapped set of earrings. These are simple earrings that have a lot of movement. They are able to swing back and forth on the spirals. They include hand forged sterling silver earwires.

stone ---- 28x12mm
earrings ---- 1.98" / 50mm long (from the top of the earwire); .48" / 12mm wide

The pendant is made with a well matched red dinosaur bone, too. I added the same spiral that the earrings have. It is also sterling silver.

stone ---- 40.22mm
pendant ---- 2.33" x .95"
bail ---- 5.5mm

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More About Dinosaur Bone:

Agatized Dinosaur Bone, or, Gem Bone for short, is the name given to dinosaur bones which have been petrified. The cells in the bone have been replaced by agate, making them hard, colorful and easy to finish for cabochons. The colors are caused by different kinds of minerals such as chlorite, chromium, iron and manganese. Dinosaur bone is a rare gem with the best material being colorful and having distinct cells in a web like pattern. Dinosaur bone comes in many colors with gold and red being more rare. Gem dinosaur bone is found in the American Southwest, almost exclusively where the states Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado meet in the Jurassic Era Morrison Formation. It has a Mohs hardness of anywhere from 3.5 to 6.5.