Fossilized or fossil wood is a usually petrified remain that clearly preserve patterns and other details from the original wood structure. In many cases, the fossil is not made of a simple piece of wood, but contains fragments from the entire tree or forest. This can happen in cases where forests were covered by volcanic lava or ash, so that the wood was protected from decay and then fossilized over the years. It consists of two minerals, Jade and Jadeite. Jasper has been known since ancient times and is an integral part of Asian art It is an opaque variety of chalcedony, typically encountered in shades of mottled yellow-red-brown due to various iron oxides. It often exhibits bands or spots. Its name is derived from the Greek word “Iaspis”, which is mentioned in works of Theophrastus and the Bible. What makes this mineral interesting are its streaks and layers, which sometimes form impressive psychedelic patterns. These patterns have been grouped and assigned various poetic names.
All minerals used for the creation of our kombolois are mostly gemstones used to craft jewelry. Handle this komboloi with care. Inclusions, cracks and breakage surfaces are a natural phenomenon and should never be associated with wear and tear.