Petrified wood and green opal hand stones in an envelope box
2 beautiful handstones of petrified wood and green opal in an envelope box.
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2 beautiful hand stones from Madagascar
Petrified wood, or fossil wood, is a stone that originated from trees that have ended up under thick layers of volcanic ash. The ash contains all kinds of minerals that slowly dissolve in the groundwater. Because the trees are no longer in contact with oxygen, the wood does not rot as quickly as normal. In the meantime, the groundwater saturates the tree with minerals where they deposit in the wood cells. Slowly but surely, the wood decays and the minerals take the place of the wood cells. This is done very slowly so that the structure of the wood is perfectly preserved in the minerals. Petrified wood no longer contains real wood, but only the imprint of the tree formed by minerals. These pieces from Madagascar are 220 million years old and are filled with richly colored minerals.
The word Opal comes from the old Indian word "Upala" which means gemstone. In Sanskrit, Opal means 'precious stone'. Initially, Opal was used in ancient times to make primitive tools, later it was used to make decorative objects. Opal was used by the Assyrians, Babylonians and the Romans. Green opal provides peace, relaxation and balance in your life. The stone is suitable to wear with stress, burnout and psychological complaints. This stone is also the bringer of peace and relaxation during a meditation.