Fossil & Mineral Jewelry | Darwin and Wallace: A Nature & Fossil Store

Fossil & Mineral Jewelry


Humans have been making jewelry from rocks, stones, minerals, and fossils for millennia. Fossils are the remains of previously living life forms. Fossilization occurs when the once living organism is rapidly covered with sediments. Within those sediments are naturally occurring chemical compounds that we call minerals. The minerals then gradually replace the biological item cell by cell. Combinations of more than one mineral are what we call “rocks,” and a fragment of a rock is called a “stone.”

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