I hand cut this custom cut, dog tag shaped bead dangle using genuine petrified wood that is from Arizona. Measurements are in the title and it has a 4.5mm drill hole and a satin matte finish. Very cool, nice grain with earth tone colored stripes and patterns. I'm not a paleo-botanist so I can't tell ya what kind of wood it is or how old it is. It has a lovely translucence which I have tried to show in a couple of the photos. CHAIN NOT INCLUDED. Feel free to check out all the items here in my DVHdesigns Store and don't hesitate to contact me with general inquiries or about custom work that I could make and list for you. Thanks for shopping DVHdesigns!
If you're interested in the metaphysical aspects of petrified wood, here is some info I got off the internet and from Melody's book, "Love is in the Earth"; because it is silicated, or turned to quartz, it also has the metaphysical properties of quartz and other forms of quartz such as chalcedony or agate. Petrified wood is a stone that is good for grounding and stabilizing one's emotions. It is particularly useful in calming survival-based fears. Provides support for those going through a crisis period of dis-ease, acts as a stone of transformation to help one advance in life to appropriate chosen levels. It helps one be practical. It is a stone of business success. Petrified wood is a good stone for general protection. Physically, it is beneficial physically for the bones, backaches, skin and hair. Petrified wood is also used for past life regressions because of its inherent link with the past.