Fossils are preserved remnants of the past. The focal stones in these pendants are all pieces of ancient trees that have been transformed to stone, or petrified. Sometimes the cellular anatomy of the organic material is preserved long enough during the petrification process so that the growth rings of the tree remain distinguishable. Other times the organic material deteriorates more quickly resulting in blurred lines.
The specific minerals present in the environment during this process also determine the final appearance. On the left is Arizona petrified wood with its distinctive coloration of purples, reds, yellows, and black. The middle is opalized wood from Australia. I particularly love the painterly scene created in this specimen with brown veining through green, blue, and pink opal fire. The right is petrified sequoia wood from California.
Metaphysically, fossilized wood is a stone of transformation, helping with grounding, connecting with past-life information, releasing old programming, and being receptive to new ways of being.