Wood Opalite is a type of petrified wood that has been impregnated with the Silicon Dioxide commonly known as Opal. Wood Opalite occurs in a range of colors, primarily earth tones, including browns, grays, and creams. Petrified wood is created through a process called permineralization, which takes millions of years. When wood becomes covered with earth, decays and is exposed to mineral-rich water, mineral deposits can create stone in the place of the decaying wood. Through this process, all organic parts are replaced by minerals, while retaining the structure of the wood.
Strand Length: 8-inch.
Approx. Bead per Strand: 19.
Origin: Indonesia, USA.
Approx. Hole Diameter: 0.8 - 1.1mm
Metaphysical Attributes: Energizing
Mohs Hardness: 6.5-7
About Dakota Stones: For nearly two decades, Dakota Stones has been an industry leader in providing top quality semi-precious gemstone beads in unique cuts for creative jewelry designers and artists. They offer the widest selection of cuts and sizes anywhere in the industry. Working very hard to ensure that every bead on a Dakota Stones strand is usable in a design. That means that every bead should be cut and drilled correctly, the finish is right and the bead looks distinct to its stone type.
Please be aware... GEMSTONES ARE A NATURAL MATERIAL. EACH STRAND IS UNIQUE AND ONE OF A KIND. THEREFORE, THERE WILL BE VARIATIONS FROM THOSE PICTURED.
ALL sizes are approximate.
Please Note: We make every attempt to represent an item's true color, but colors may vary on different monitors and devices or in different lighting situations.
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