The brilliant red of this fossilized dinosaur bone conjured visions of a Tyrannosaurus standing among lush plants and a vibrant sunset. The king of lizards needs a crown, so this stone is wrapped in an ornate bezel, sitting upon a round copper disc.
We recommend wearing this pendant on a medium or long sized chain - your choice of 20 or 24 inch sterling silver.
fossilized dinosaur bone, copper, fine silver bezel
Fossil bone can be from any ancient animal, though it is most commonly dinosaur bone. Over time, the biological material of the bone decays and is replaced with minerals such as silica, calcite, pyrite or opal. Fossilized dinosaur bones are typically found in reds, browns and blacks, with visible capillaries.
Unlike most metals which must be refined from ores, copper occurs in nature ready to be used. It was the first metal humans learned to smelt, the first we learned to cast into shapes and the first we mixed with other metals to form alloys. We've come a long way in the last 10,000 years, but we still love the red-orange luster of a nice shiny piece of copper!