Graduated Fossilized Dinosaur Bone Bead Necklace
Description – Extremely rare fossilized dinosaur bone from the Morrison Formation here in the United States is the stunning centerpiece of this necklace. Estimated to be 150-200 million years old, it displays beautiful patterns in reds, browns, greys, and creams. Each highly-patterned fossil bead is unique
History – During the late Jurassic period, a great diversity of dinosaurs lived within the Morrison Basin, formed when the Rocky Mountains began forming. Hundreds of dinosaur fossils have been discovered, most of which are incomplete skeletons, making them unusable for museum or other displays.
A very, very small amount are cut and polished for collectors and an even smaller amount of those are turned into pieces suitable for jewelry use.
These are very rare fossils. No two are ever alike. During the millions of years after the death of a dinosaur, mineral-rich waters slowly seeped into the bones. Eventually, the minerals replaced the organic cellular structure of the bones with agate, quartz, hematite, iron and more, which determined what colors you now see in the fossils.
The patterns you see in this piece are the actual bone cell patterns, preserved by the fossilization process.
Construction Details – There are 72 fossilized beads in this stunning necklace. The length is 18 inches with an additional 2 inch extender clasp.
Care Instructions – As with any fine jewelry, you should avoid getting it wet. Use a soft dry cloth to polish. o not use steam or ultrasonic cleaners.
Arrival – Made to order, just for you. When you place your order, we will personally craft your jewelry as ordered, and have it ready to ship within 10-14 days.
Hand Crafted in the U.S.A, one piece at a time, just for you!