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Gray dinosaur bone ring inlaid by jewelry artisan Mark Hileman. This dinosaur bone inlay ring measures 6mm wide and is shown in a size 10 for scale and will be made to order in your ring size in 3 to 6 weeks. The ring is inlaid with 7 pieces of gray gem dinosaur bone with black matrix and some white and taupe colors mixed in.
This Utah dinosaur gem bone came from the Morrison Formation in Colorado Plateau and was a living animal during the Jurassic Period around 144 to 208 million years ago. The dinosaur bone we use in our jewelry is usually referred to as “gembone”. It is actually not bone any more but is a combination of minerals that replaced the bone over time- a similar process to petrified wood. Dinosaur bone is found in a rainbow of colors with the webbing color and cell size varying greatly from piece to piece. The varying cell size and colors create some truly unique patterns and virtually one of a kind pieces of jewelry. The fossilized dinosaur bone can be composed of many different minerals including agate, jasper and calcite. The dinosaur bone color is determined by the combination of minerals present when the fossilized bone formed. Some colors are more rare than others with multicolor cells in a nice pattern being the most sought after. High quality dinosaur bone has a hardness of 6-7 on the Moh’s scale. Top grade gem dinosaur bone is eventually going to become impossible to get because, as you might have guessed, they aren’t making it any more.
If you are selecting this ring as a wedding ring, we suggest that you upgrade to Continuum sterling silver or stainless steel for added durability.
This ring is also available in red dinosaur bone as well as blue, dark gray and white.