Very nice agatized Jurassic Dinosaur Bone cabochon with well defined cells. This hand formed cabochon has a free form shape for uniqueness. The piece is shaped with a slight dome on the top side and flat on the bottom. This is a beautiful cabochon with nice colors of red, brown and tan which really amplify the great cell structure. This will make an exceptional piece of jewelry. The front and back sides are polished for any open settings with a nice shine and a 2-tier flat edge around the stone in preparation for setting, smithing or wrapping. The stone is solid and untreated with no fillers. Nice piece of bone to add to your collection with great cell structure - a highly sought after form of bone.
This cabochon is 50 mm x 28 mm x 5 mm and weighs 16.3 grams (81.5 carats) of all natural stone. Measurements are approximate and are measured from the longest and widest points; thickness is measured in the middle. Dinosaur bone ranks a 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
Agatized dinosaur bone is the result of minerals and quartz replacing the cellular structure of actual dinosaur bone over thousands of years leaving the bone structure as a mold for the new stone formation. Bone ranges in color from brown, black, red, blue and yellow. The coloring depends on the minerals present during the transformation. The more defined the cells are, the more desirable the piece. It is illegal to collect bone on US State or Federal lands now and is available only from old collections making dinosaur bone more valuable and rare. Dinosaur Bone is considered made of organic material, and therefore an organic gem.
Dinosaur Bone is believed to have a tendency to increase energy and memory if worn and is known as a stone of memory and ancient knowledge. It is a great stone for the wearer to connect to their past life. It is a stone of integrity offering calm to anxiety. It helps increase energy, survival instincts and communication skills. It helps enhance the immune system, body purification, and enhancing personal safety. Dinosaur Bone is associated with Mars and Saturn and the zodiac signs of Cancer (giving enhanced powers) and Leo (aids with unruly stubbornness focusing to determination and ambition). It acts as a cleansing agent removing negative thoughts and focusing on positive. It promotes healing. These beliefs are spiritual supporters and not prescriptions or substitutions for medical healthcare.
We don't alter the colors in our photographs, though digital photo colors vary between cameras and depending on the lighting where the photos are taken so please view all photos before purchasing. Naturally lighted photos will be provided whenever possible, but some photos are taken indoors. Photos of this piece were taken outdoors in natural light. My apologies for any glare on any of the photos and the flash has a tendency to wash the colors some, therefore, some photos may be with or without flash trying to capture the most lifelike appearance.
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