Dark Moss and Ancient Wood

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Dark Moss and Ancient Wood

85.00

Green Petrified Wood is a rare treat. This Common Opal piece from central Oregon is striated from emerald hues through sea-foam to white in gorgeous, vertical grains. The top 5mm round is a Moss Agate from the same region with beautifully defined forest green mineral filaments. Around them, the terrain is carved from Fine and Sterling Silver with peaks and valleys replicating the striking landscapes from which they were born.

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Folks keep on asking me; ‘You say you like to use the stones in their ‘natural shape’ so how do you end up with the circles?’. Great question. I do like to use the organic shapes the stones choose. When I have small material (after a stone breaks), if I want to still polish it and keep my finger prints and finder nails, I have to put it on a stick or a ‘dop’. My dops are round (like dowels) so as I am grinding and polishing, there’s a good chance that a raw stone will end up minimizing to the shape of the support it’s on. This ring was made from three such stones that adopted the dop shape. I love using the dop round stones like paint in my palette. They add color variety and interesting rhythm to the jewelry design.

The back of the Petrified Wood is left open to 0 have contact with it. The pendant is hung by a 1.5mm, fair trade Greek Leather cord fastened with a Sterling Silver hook and loop closure. These stones were sourced in Oregon, hand polished, and the setting fabricated from scratch by Karen Britt. Each piece is a one of a kind piece of art, because no two stones are the same and the settings are created by hand, no two pieces are the same (even the earrings). It should be mentioned that all stones are used in their natural state; never dyed or heated to change their appearance. All the metals used are either recycled or fair, humane trade verified and all components used in the jewelry will return to the earth leaving no footprint. Thank you for enjoying the art.