You know, I like old pebbles (like diamonds for example), and more generally jewelry made from natural materials.
Today I took a closer look at the jewelry made with natural fossils or stones that come close to it.
Okay, I’ll tell you right now, I’m not a fan of lithotherapy, so I won’t dwell on the so-called effects of stones on health. Rather, it is the aesthetic aspect that interests me, and the fact of being able to wear jewelry that incorporates natural elements that are sometimes several hundred million years old.
But first, what is a fossil?
A fossil is a mineralization of an animal or a plant that has occurred over (hundreds of) thousands of years during which the rock has gradually replaced the original subject. Nothing remains of the original subject, the mineral has completely replaced it.
Many fossils come from the bottom of the oceans where burial has taken place over the centuries and the creation of sedimentary strata. But we find them today on dry land, because obviously volcanism and plate tectonics have had their effect.
From fossil to jewel
It is while passing on the Naturosphere site that I stopped on some specimens of natural jewels and fossils transformed into jewels, they are specialists, they speak about it here if you want to know more about these jewels resulting from nature.
And then as usual, I surfed right and left to spot a few copies that I liked.
I fell in love with this fossilized and nicely polished coral to make a magnificent pendant. Greedy as I am I find it looks like a vanilla jewel, I almost want to eat it. I fall for all these little lemon-style inlays. The money that supplements it suits him wonderfully.
The same goes for this calcified fossil ammonite of a magnificent orange color encrusted with all these small patterns created by nature which is often the best of artists.
Another petrified amonite nicely highlighted on this superb pendant. I don’t know which is the red stone which is very nicely matched with it, but with the silver retaining tab the whole thing looks great.
And to go even further in the natural aspect of the jewel, this magnificent black goniatite containing the remains of this animal which was undoubtedly present on earth millions of years ago.
If I have given you these few examples, it is to give you the desire to search, to search, to discover. You will see that one can find thousands of plants, animals fossilized in very many minerals. The range of possibilities is all the more vast as nature has no limit in creation.
Beware of false fossils and the laws of some countries
As always, to trick humans is a specialist, and we find today a lot of false fossils, I invite you to read this Wikipedia article for more information.
I also alert you to the laws of certain countries. In fact, in Turkey for example, it is strictly forbidden to bring out the slightest fossil from the country. It is likely that you will not be hunted down if you have bought a nice piece of jewelry in the store, but be careful all the same before picking up and bringing back to France this so pretty stone found on the edge of the beach, you could make a small passage in local prisons!