Which dinosaur bone would you like to use?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Oh my gosh that’s soooo coooool!!!!! any pictures?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@dlbaqua:  I want to see pictures! This sounds like my daughter’s dream come true; she’s obsessed with both space and dinosaurs. I’ve never heard of a ring like that.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

While this sounds really cool, I’d be a bit afraid of it’s authenticity. Many countries classify fossils and such as historical artifacts and it’s not easy to buy/sell them in the consumer market. Like in this article http://news.yahoo.com/florida-man-arrested-smuggling-dinosaur-bones-mongolia-220305963.html

How can you be sure the fossil is from a dinosaur, unless you have a degree in paleontology? It could just be another animal, or just a pretty stone. Same with the meteorite. While it sounds awesome, I would just be cautious so someone doesn’t dupe you by overpricing it and false advertisement.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

That sounds freaking AWESOOOOOME. Pics please! Innocent

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I wouldn’t worry too much about it, when I was younger I had a “gem-bone” pendant. It’s considered a semi-precious stone, and while rare, it is accessible. I doubt too much that it would be anything but authentic. I think that you’ll be getting your moneys worth!

Anyway, sounds and looks awesome, and like something my SO would love too! 

 

PS:
Just saw this online and thought it was a great description!

“The stone people simply call dinosaur bone is more descriptively known as silicified (transformed into silica) fossil of dinosaur bone. The substance is a pseudomorph (atom-by-atom, one mineral has been replaced by another without changing the original mineral’s external appearance). In this case, bone has been replaced by chalcedony. Although fossilized dinosaur bones are found in many places around the world, the highly silicified and beautifully colored dinosaur remains sometimes called “gem bone” are almost exclusively found in a relatively small area in the U.S.A. called the Colorado Plateau. Most of the areas that produce quality bone are in Colorado and Utah. During the dinosaur era, this was an area that included both land and water, with swamps, lakes and shallow oceans bordered by continental shelf, rising into ancient mountains. The climate changed over time, growing more arid and increasing in volcanic activity. Silica-rich volcanic sediments were then carried by the rivers and deposited as the seas retreated. This environment proved ideal for the burial and subsequent preservation of countless dinosaur remains.” 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@dlbaqua:  Yeah, it’s a tough one. I don’t have the expertise to be able to tell either, which is why I mentioned it. I am a scientist by trade (though not this kind!), so it’s just sort of how I think to be a bit skeptical and look for proof. But I’m not saying it’s definitely fake and there may very well be legal ways to obtain it for consumer use, but it’s just a risk when you are buying anything that you are not well versed in.

The important thing is that your Fiance likes the ring, and if he does, it shouldn’t matter.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If it were real dinosaur bone, it would be far more expensive, sorry. 

Also, meteorites are extremely dense. So that ring better be hella heavy. 

Post # 13
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Wannabee

The dinosaur bone used in jewelry is not the same as the intact specimens used for scientific research and museum diplays.  The dinosaur bone used for jewelry is no longer organic dinosaur bone.  The bone material has essentially been replaced by other minerals over millions of years and created stone.  It’s  a process similar to how fallen trees from millions of years ago become petrified wood.  The colorful dinosaur bone used for jewelry is usually found in broken up fragments of larger pieces of bone and has no real scientific value but makes some nice looking jewelry.  If the dinosaur bones are intact and carry a much higher value as specimens they would never be cut up and put into jewelry.  Dinosaur bone has a unique look that any rockhound or gemologist can easily recognize.  I would not be concerned about the authenticity of your dinosaur bone ring.  The people who say it’s not real do not understand that the dinosaur bone “gembone” used for jewelry is not the same as intact fossil specimens used for research and scientific purposes.  No one would ever cut up a $50,000 fossil to put it in a $1000 ring.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

All right, that’s just too cool!

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