What is petrified wood?
Where do we source our petrified wood from?
What is the process of manufacture?
The petrified wood is collected by the local indigenous farmers. The petrified wood which has turned into stone is nearly as hard as diamond and is cut into slabs, blocks using special diamond tipped, oil-cooled saws. Then the petrified wood block, slab is placed in a plaster cast ring on the grinding machine which grinds the wood to a super smooth finish. The next step is to place the wood piece on a polishing machine which uses water and very fine grit to polish it to a permanent smooth finish. This process of polishing is carried on for 8 hours.
The petrified wood is created by nature and attempt is made to maintain the natural beauty in its pristine form with minimal modification.
Why is Petrified wood colored red, green, purple? Is it natural or artificial coloring?
Petrified wood is formed when organic matter is buried in an oxygen-less environment under mud or volcanic ash. The surrounding material, mud or ash or water has several elements like carbon, manganese or copper present which stains the wood turned into quartz crystals. This is a purely physical process and the coloration is determined by the presence of trace elements in the medium.
This is a list of contaminating elements and related color hues: