This handmade, wire wrapped sterling silver pendant is made with a natural stone cabochon. It is a dark red dinosaur bone aka gem bone. This fossil stone is fully agatized with dark webbing and brick red colored cells.
I made this wire wrapped setting with heavy sterling silver wire- not plated, filled or coated wire. I kept the wire work simple yet secure.
I think of this as unisex- being equally attractive for a man or woman.
stone ---- 44x26mm
pendant ---- 2.67" / 68mm long; 1.14" / 29mm wide
bail ---- 6.75mm
This does not include a chain or cord.
You can purchase one here.
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 The cells in the bone have been replaced by agate, making them hard, colorful and easy to finish for cabochons.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.