This is a large and gorgeous sphere of beautifully figured and richly colored petrified wood. It is by far one of the most eye catching stones in our entire shop and holding it in your hand is pretty amazing too. This large sphere has a very impressive presence and shows some of the best color and wood grain you'll ever see in one of these creations! The wood grain is matched only by the color - and it is all 100% natural! This perfect, machine ground sphere represents one of my best specimens of this exquisite, rare gem that we have ever offered. The agatized wood is infused with crystal pockets, fissures and even fortification agate in several areas and the entire stone took a magnificent polish. The wood grain is particularly nice in this specimen, as are the crystal lined geode cavities exposed to the surface. It's an expensive grade of petrified wood to cut into spheres, but the display is so incredible and the color pattern so mind boggling that in the end it produces an amazing piece of natural art!
This is a nicely colored and figured sphere of gem grade petrified wood from Madagascar. At first glance it looks like domestic wood, but I found a source for some truly remarkable wood from Madagascar the likes of which you won't likely see again! The best grades of this material produce the rainbow colors so prized in other forests, but with the added bonus that the wood grain is still highly visible in the ancient tree turned stone! It's a flawless sphere with remarkable color and perfect craftsmanship - truly top grade gem quality material and specimen. The wood itself is a highly agatized, fossil araucaria tree (one of the earliest conifers) and the logs in this particular petrified forest date to more than 200 million years old!
This sphere is virtually flawless. It's hard to describe the richness of the color - it needs to be seen in person to be appreciated. This one measures just a smidge over 4 5/8" in diameter and weighs 4.92 lbs. It's about the size of a grapefruit.
Gorgeous by any measure, you're sure to appreciate this natural beauty when you see it in person!
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