TRANSLUCENT BLUE-GRAY 7+ lb. Arizona Petrified Wood Bookend Set - The Other Blue Forest!!

Regular price $128.00

This is a really nice and uniquely colored set of petrified wood bookends from Arizona, and the only set we have prepared from this amazing petrified log! We don't often work with this wood because it's so far from our home state, but I picked up a really colorful chunk in an estate sale a few years ago and just got around to cutting it recently. This wood is mined on a large ranch near Holbrook, Arizona. The species is Araucaria, an ancient conifer that dominated the Late Triassic landscape and is an ancestor to modern redwoods. This area is famous for the colorful "Rainbow Wood" that is found throughout the vast formation but one area occasionally produces this translucent blue gray color and it shares a nickname with another petrified forest a couple of states north. This stone is very translucent and the color you see will depend significantly on the amount of light you view the stone in. The pieces are mirror images to one another and polished to a gorgeous mirror finish on the display face. Petrified wood from this area is highly prized for the intense color of this gem grade fossil which takes a beautiful polish to reveal all of the color and fossil wood grain contained inside! They make dramatic bookends that are guaranteed to be 100% unique and natural treasures!

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. 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% 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 really big sized set. Each half measures about 6 3/4" tall by 4 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 7.32 lbs. which makes these bookends suitable for books like novels, and the typical text books.

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