Dark & GEMMY 7 lb. FOSSIL SEQUOIA Petrified Wood Bookends - Mt. Adams Wash.

Regular price $123.00

This gorgeous set of bookends is cut from an ancient and very antiquated petrified sequoia that was found near Mt. Adams, one of the volcanic peaks in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. This stone is much darker and even more agatized than some of the other ancient conifer deposits in the central Cascades. Thie wood is preserved in an agate that is often heavily weathered on the exterior of the few logs found in the region but cuts into a truly gorgeous, gem grade stone that reveals rich dark color preserving the kinky, flowing wood grain of a truly massive sequoia tree that fell to volcanic activity millions of years ago. The wood polishes unbelievably well to a mirror like finish which allows both the color and wood grain to be appreciated in their timeless glory. The outside rind is rough and natural and shows the heavy weathering the stone was subject to before being discovered and cut into the gorgeous pieces you see now. This fossil wood turned gemstone is one of the most unique and beautiful in the state. The mirror image stones work together to create a natural and functional work of art that is both beautiful and fascinating. This is a really well preserved ancient redwood (sequoia). The mirror polish is world class and really brings these bookends to life. It's definitely one of the most unique and artful petrified stones we've produced this season, all cut into a perfectly matched and beautifully functional set of bookends!

This is a really gemmy set of bookends cut from the center of a nice, larger sized petrified log that came from our neighboring state. Washington has a few nice petrified wood deposits clustered around the volcanic reaches of the Cascades, the most well known of which is Saddle Mountain. The Saddle Mountain wood is usually sort of a cross between what you'll find on the McDonald Ranch and McDermitt here in Oregon with colors centered in browns and creams. Other locations have similar tree species but different colors and inclusions than those found in the Saddle Mtn. digs. The Mt. Adamas wood is considerably darker and arguably even better agatized with little to none of the opal that is find in many Saddle Mtn. pieces. The higher agate content all but guarantees the stone will produce a wet looking, mirror finish and this one certainly did. The growth rings are really well preserved in this one and it is clearly sequoia. With a hand lens you can make out the conifer cell structure pretty easily. It's particularly nice agate and the polish shows off the natural gemmy beauty very nicely!

We select only the showiest pieces of petrified wood and other gemstones to cut into bookends. These pieces are carefully cut in our shop so that you end up with a perfectly matched pair, one agate piece is the mirror image of the other. Of course, there are plenty of differences in the two halves, but the photo should let you appreciate how well we do this. The bookends sit perfectly upright and are completely square to one another. They are felted on both the sides and bottom to protect the books and the shelf. We make sure they are 100% functional on top of being beautiful! Of course, these agates proudly show the perfect polish that the Sticks-in-Stones rockshop has dedicated itself to. The finish looks poured on - but there's nothing there except rock!! This is the only set of bookends we have cut from this location so don't miss this fabulous natural treasure!

Each half measures about 6 5/8" tall & 4 7/8" wide at the widest spot on the polished face. They're cut about 1 3/4" thick. Weight for this set is about 6.94 lbs. which makes these bookends suitable for just about any sized book you have including the typical sized text book, reference books or cook books.

What better way to accentuate a bookshelf or your mantle than with this unbelievable natural work of art!