SiS: GLASSY Charcoal Black MONTANA Petrified Wood Bookends GORGEOUS WOOD GRAIN!

Regular price $199.00

This rarely seen, dramatic petrified wood specimen comes from Montana's Tom Miner Basin area.  Like most of the wood in this region, it is based in a beautiful jet black and is very finely preserved, revealing perfectly contoured growth rings and fibrous structure in amazing detail.  Under magnification you can see that the growth rings contain the resin canals and growth structure of an ancient pine tree!   This is a particularly gemmy set.  It is infused with agate to transform what was once a giant conifer tree to create this magnificent, 100% natural gemstone display!  I found a nice sized piece of this amazing and rarely seen petrified wood in the bottom of my pile from an estate purchase I made decades ago and the stone produced one last great set of bookends from it!  This is another one of those pieces that is far better in person than the photo can capture!!  This is some of the most striking and beautiful wood grain you'll come across and it's a rare one to boot.  The mirror finish in the dark face produces a true mirror that reflects back without flaws to really show what sets our lapidary work apart from all the rest!  It shows off the detail of this finely preserved conifer with amazing clarity.  Photographed in direct sunlight, they appear darker with indoor light.  They just have to be seen to be believed! 

Here's an absolutely gorgeous, petrified wood bookend set cut from a very large log found in Montana.  This fossilized wood now turned stone is virtually flawless and shows incredible structural preservation.  The face was carefully prepared and meticulously polished to produce a mirror finish that really brings to life all the incredible color variety in this beautiful round!  I don't know for certain what species this tree was but it is a conifer lacking resin canals which suggests something like a fir tree.  Both the polish and the growth rings are amazing and work together to create a truly unique collector piece.

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 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 8 1/2" tall & 5 5/8" wide at the widest spot on the polished face. They're cut about 1 3/4" thick. Weight for this set is about 11.28 lbs. which makes these bookends suitable for paperbacks and novels, and even the typical text book or cook books. What better way to accentuate a bookshelf or your mantle than with this unbelievable natural work of art! Good luck!

Sticks-in-Stones Lapidary is happily providing UPS & USPS 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!