Petrified Palmwood * Magnolia Branch * Sterling Silver
This one of a kind pendant is completely handmade with .925 sterling silver sheet metal & wire and features a stamped magnolia branch with a gorgeous piece of Louisiana Petrified Palmwood, Louisiana's official state fossil.
The back is stamped with official .925 sterling and Haunted Cypress makers mark.
LOUISIANA PALMWOOD: Petrified palmwood is found in the Catahoula Formation and was designated the state fossil of Louisiana in 1976. 100 million years ago, what is now Louisiana was a lush tropical forest. Trees that fell into mineral-rich mud before having a chance to decay became petrified wood, which is actually a quartz-like stone. The organic wood cells were replaced over time by minerals, often retaining the detailed shape of the original prehistoric wood.
Pendant- Approx. 1.5" long from top of bail to bottom & 1" wide.
Chain- Comes with an 18" hypoallergenic stainless steel chain.
*To keep prices down, Sterling Silver chains are sold separately, see our “Sterling Chains” section in the shop for more options.
*Please note: Sterling silver will tarnish over time, this is normal. To keep it looking shiny, read Sterling Silver Care instructions.
Please read shop policies before purchasing!
All sales are final, so please be sure to read measurements and care instructions very carefully. But please contact me if there are any problems with your order!
-Domestic orders will be shipped out within 1-3 business days after payment is received (this does not include Sundays or holidays) using USPS 1st class or USPS Priority with tracking. Orders typically arrive between 3-5 business days after shipped. *(Please double check that the shipping address provided is correct and includes a first and last name. This can cause extreme delays in the arrival time of your package.)
-Tracking numbers are provided with every order, please check your tracking# if you have any concerns with the arrival time of your package!
SHIPPING DURING HOLIDAY SEASON:
Delays within the US Postal Service are very common during the busy Holiday season (Nov & Dec), please keep this in mind before making your purchase!
STERLING SILVER CARE
*STORAGE: While not being worn, it's best to store your silver jewelry at room temperature in a dark space, preferably in an airtight bag. Avoid direct sunlight and humidity, do not leave in a car or on a windowsill. If your piece does get wet, dry it off immediately.
*WEARING: -Never submerge your silver jewelry in water. Some tap water may contain sulfur which will discolor the metal. While wearing, avoid contact with hairspray, perfumes, or lotions to prevent damage or discoloration. Never go to bed while wearing your jewelry.
Gemstones (Especially Louisiana Opals) can be very delicate and should never be worn during strenuous activities to avoid damage to the stone. Dropping gemstones and glass cabs will likely result in damage to the piece, so be kind to your jewelry and wear with care!
*MAINTENANCE: Sterling Silver will tarnish over time, to keep your sterling piece looking new, gently rub with a soft cotton polishing cloth until shine is restored. Doing this regularly will prevent tarnish altogether. The use of liquid chemical jewelry cleaner is highly discouraged.