Petrified is another way of saying very frightened or scared, and this might not sound like something we want in our jewelry collection, but those who are familiar with the beauty of jewelry made from petrified wood would beg to differ. Petrified wood earrings look sublime, and to think that what we're wearing on our ears once stood proudly in a forest many thousands of years ago is truly amazing.
Petrified wood earrings are available in a variety of subtle hues, mostly in variations of red, brown and orange. The stone has a warmth that's not evident in many other brighter gems and stones, although the earrings are often accentuated with silver or gold, making them suitable for many different occasions. The stone has a refined, distinguished look to it, and it can be really difficult to actually decide which shade you want the most.
Petrified wood is thought to have healing properties, and has traditionally been associated with the achievement of goals, or reaching a new destination, whether physical or metaphorical, which means that petrified wood earrings make an excellent good luck charm, and we could all use that from time to time.
If you look closely at a petrified wood stone, you can see many slivers which are in fact the original knots and lines that were found in the trees wood, and it's remarkable to think that these have been preserved during the fossilization process, when the organic materials of the tree were crystallized and turned into hard minerals. So when you wear a pair of petrified wood earrings, you can see a truly remarkable story of natural history, right on your ears!