"Merry and Den-Bright": Psilomelane Dendrite Earrings (Multiple Styles)
Stone: Psilomelane Dendrite in Sandstone/Limestone
Metal(s): Styles A-E have only sterling silver findings. F-M are mixed metals and may be unsuitable for individuals with metal sensitivities.
Note: Please see corresponding letters (marked on the earring tags in the photos) to choose a variant. Please see corresponding ruler photos for size estimates.
These stones are often mistaken as plant fossils, but there isn't any actual flora inside these stones!
Instead, these beautiful fractal patterns are created by manganese and iron oxides, as they crawl up the crevices of the stones and bend around the microscopic grains of the rock.
These rocks are a prime example of beautiful artwork hand-painted by nature! Looking so much like the branches of pine trees, they could almost be their own Christmas card.