The Ohio River Valley is home to some wonderful fossils, and these amazing pieces come from Ohio as well. According to fossil experts, the sparkling, segmented spaces are actually a species of Devonian-Age Fossilized Coral, surrounded by weathered limestone. It is similar to the coral that composes Petoskey Stone, except that Petoskey Stone looks at the coral in cross-section, and here, the supporting structures of the coral animals are shown longitudinally. More of these open, crystal-lined segments can be found on the unpolished reverse sides of these pieces. Master lapidarist Keith Horst cut these with a generous thickness, so they will be strong enough for setting. However, the individual panels dividing the coral segments are somewhat delicate, so they are not meant for heavy-wear jewelry. Please note sizes: Some of these are big.
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