The dinosaur bone we use in our inlay rings is usually referred to as “gembone”. After millions of years, it is actually no longer bone as we know it, but is a combination of minerals that have replaced the original bone with stone over time. The process is basically the same as what occurs to create petrified wood where the wood is slowly replaced by other minerals. Fossilized 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 dinosaur bone rings and jewelry. The fossilized dinosaur bones used in our rings can be composed of many different minerals including agate, jasper and calcite. The bone color and hardness is determined by the combination of minerals present when the fossilized bone was formed. Some bone colors are more rare than others with multicolor cells in a nice pattern being the most sought after for rings and other bone jewelry. The high quality dinosaur bone in our rings has a hardness of 6-7 on the Moh’s scale which makes the bone fairly hard and durable. Read about how to care for your dinosaur bone ring on our Dinosaur Bone Ring Blog.
The agatized Utah dinosaur gem bone in our dinosaur bone jewelry and rings comes from the Morrison formation in the Colorado Plateau in Utah and was a living animal during the Jurassic Period around 144 to 208 million years ago. Unfortunately, it is difficult to determine exactly what type of dinosaur the bone was once a part of because in most cases the dinosaur bone fragments collected and sold for jewelry are only a portion of the original bone. If the gem bone was a large intact specimen it would be much more valuable as a museum display than cut up and put in jewelry. Most of the dinosaur bone we use in our jewelry is purchased in fairly large pieces leading us to believe that these pieces were once part of a large leg bone from a large plant or meat eating dinosaur. Our dinosaur bone ring designs allow you to wear a unique piece of the Earth's history on your finger.
Dinosaur bone rings are not just for men. More and more women are are choosing our dinosaur rings for their wedding and engagement rings. Our women's dinosaur bone rings are available in a variety of inlay colors and metals including 14k yellow or white gold, stainless steel and sterling silver. Our engagement rings are available with a variety of choices for the center gemstones to complement your dinosaur bone color choice. All of our women's rings are made to order in your ring size in about 3 to 6 weeks. Women's rings are available in sizes 4 to 8 - sizes above 8 will be an additional charge. We also offer matching his and hers, hers and hers, or his and his wedding ring sets if you would like a unique dinosaur bone wedding ring set.
Hileman Silver Jewelry's dinosaur bone rings for men feature fossilized dinosaur bone inlay in a variety of colors and patterns. The varying cell size and colors create some truly unique patterns and virtually one of a kind inlaid bone rings. Our men's dinosaur ring designs may be customized by substituting gray bone where you see the red bone or vice versa. Red and gray bone rings are our customer favorites and many customers choose to accent the fossilized bone with black diamonds. As you can see in the video to the right, our rings are built to last with nice heavy weight mountings and top notch craftsmanship. We have a large selection of bone colors and many colors that the mass production companies don't offer. Keep in mind we can make your ring with or without the silver dividers between the inlay pieces. Our men's rings are made to order in ring sizes 8 to 11 in about 3 to 6 weeks. Ring sizes over 11 will be an additional charge for wax work and metal costs. Most of our men's rings are also available in stainless steel or 14k gold for an additional charge. Contact us with your ring size for a price quote in 14k gold.
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