The crystal you’re looking at in these photos looks like a simple brown stone, but they are the true remnants of what was once a living tree that existed, rooted in our earth and rising towards the sun, approximately 92-120 millions of years ago. When it died, its trunk and limbs were buried under the earth, where the lack of oxygen, and introduction of minerals, fossilized it. Part of this process is called “permineralization:” Groundwater, lake and ocean waters leached minerals into the earth, where it came into contact with the wood, preserving the internal structures of the object – in this case, what was once a living tree – and hardening it to a crystal-like fossil. Different minerals (copper, cobalt, manganese, and others) contributed to the incredible array of colors that each individual specimen displays! Reds, pinks, purples, brown, yellow, white, and gray come together in an earthy rainbow of ancient wisdom and beautiful patterns.
Though technically a fossil and not a crystal, Petrified Wood has an immense energy of its own. Metaphysically, it is intensely grounding, rooting you to an older version of yourself, connecting you with the most ancient wisdom and energy of our planet. Grown from the earth, and hardened and preserved within the earth, Petrified Wood is quintessential earth energy. It’s energy is steady, reliable, and patient. It fosters inner peace, and is a valuable vehicle for past life recall. It assists you in making wise choices in the interest of consistent personal and spiritual growth.
This is an earth element/crystal ally to help connect you with your elders. If you are doing ancestral work, or healing work around family systems, this is a stone to have by your side. Incredibly protective, and grounding, it’s a reliable touchstone, kind and gentle and wise in energy, for that kind of hard spiritual work. Petrified Wood is a stone of survival, helping you function from a place of peace and comfort, rather than fear. It’s ageless, timeless, and helps the holder feel safe and secure in unsure times.
This listing is for the exact Petrified Wood slab/disc pictured. This is a full SLICE of a perfectly preserved Petrified Wood truck or branch! One side is polished smooth and the edges are left raw (but smooth). It measures 5.5 inches by nearly 4 inches wide.
All stones and crystals in our shop have been cleansed with our natural mountain spring water (except for those that may dissolve in water, such as selenite) and have been smudged with organic white sage, harvested sustainably and produced fairly.
Please note that crystals, minerals and fossils are a natural product and are rarely perfect. I do my best to capture each side of each piece in the photos. They are creations of Mother Nature that have weathered the elements and more for untold number of years, and I cannot guarantee perfection or perfect points. These are natural objects. All photographs are taken outside, in natural sunlight, and the photos are NEVER altered.
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Disclaimer: Please note that none of the information in these listings is meant to replace medical advice. We are NOT doctors. Please consult your doctor, counselor, or social worker for assistance with any physical or mental health concerns. Crystals, gems and minerals are NOT a replacement for healthcare treatment. They are for for external use only. Please use caution with crystals placed against the skin. Do your own research to see if crystals are safe to be turned into jewelry.