Petrified Wood Cuff.  Oregon picture jasper pendant.   Fossilized coral Pendant.

 

Double lapis ring.

 

Oregon thunder egg cuff.

 

 Lapis cuff.

 

 

 Tigers eye pendant.

Alan Stockham creates handmade, one of a kind silver jewelry with stones from the Northwest and beyond. Each silver piece is signed, marked by the artist & numbered.

Available exclusively at Fairweather House and Gallery.  Please call 503-738-8899 for more details.

 

 

Petrified Wood is a fossil. It forms when plant material is buried by sediment. Groundwater flows through the sediment, replacing the original plant material by inorganic materials such as opal. The result is a fossil of the original woody material that often exhibits preserved details of the wood
Some specimens of petrified wood are such accurate preservations that people do not realize they are fossils until they pick them up and are shocked by their weight.

Oregon Picture Jasper is distinguished from other Chalcedony varieties such as Agate and Carnelian by its opacity. The appeal of Jasper is its interesting color patterns and formations. Jasper is an ancient gemstone, and is mentioned in the bible and other classical sources.

Fossilized Coral is a natural stone that is formed when ancient coral is gradually replaced with agate. The fossilized coral typically appears as small flower-like patterns in the stone.

Lapis is a blue rock composed of multiple minerals that has been used by people as a gemstone, sculpting material, and ornamental material for thousands of years.

Thundereggs are nodules or geodes that form when agate, chalcedony, or opal precipitate within the cavities of rhyolite, welded tuff, or perlite. When they are cut open, a treasure of colorful gem material and crystals is often revealed. The most popular rock in Oregon is said to be the thunderegg.

Tiger’s Eye forms when Quartz forms over existing Crocidolite, and eventually entirely replaces it. During the replacement process, the iron within the Crocidolite dissolves and stains the Quartz, thereby providing the golden yellow to brown color of the Tiger’s Eye.

–geology.com / …Fossils/ …Gemstones