This is a large sized and richly colored set of petrified wood bookends from Arizona! This gorgeous naturally colored fossil artwork is some of the best of what nature produced in the Arizona petrified forest and shows where the fanciful name "rainbow wood" comes from! We don't often work with this wood because it's so far from our home state, but we've acquired some nice cutting material for bookends and this is one of our newest sets straight out of the Sticks in Stones Lapidary shop! These can actually be arranged in either of two orientations (only one shown in the photos) and be perfectly book-matched. They're polished to a mirror finish on one side, cut smooth on the back, and felted on the book and shelf contact sides so they are as beautiful as they are fascinating and fully functional! This is a truly wonderful, gem grade set of bookends cut from petrified wood. The fossil wood used in this set comes from Arizona. This particular wood comes from a separate deposit from the famed Rainbow wood but is every bit as colorful, just centered in different tones. This one still has that famous red desert Arizona color accented with brilliant gemmy color. The agatized wood is a really rich combination of colors in natural, high contrast tones that show well in the wet looking polished face. Most of what is found in this rich deposit is Araucaria but I can't tell enough about this wood to say that's what it really is. It's incredibly well agatized, crafted like only Sticks-in-Stones Lapidary can, and will make a fantastic natural treasure to add to the high bidder's home or office! We select only the showiest pieces of petrified wood 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%25 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 really red bookends we have cut from this location so don't miss this fabulous natural treasure! This is a large sized set. Each half measures about 7 1/2" tall & 6 1/2" wide at the widest spot on the polished face. They're cut roughly 1 3/4" thick. Weight for this set is about 11.9 lbs. which makes these bookends suitable for larger books like novels, and the typical text book or reference book. What better way to accentuate a bookshelf, desk or your mantle than with this unbelievable natural work of art! Good luck! Sticks-in-Stones Lapidary is happily providing UPS shipping to greatly reduce shipping charges on large rock orders. We will combine auction items or provide additional items from our shop to bring you the greatest possible value in fine Lapidary & stone collectibles!