Black Oak - Stones at Kamena

Fancy wearing a piece of jewellery that hides within it a little history? We have a unique solution - wood, that when kept under water for centuries, has hardened into stone. Chemical reactions take place with the mineral's properties of the oak fused with iron elements found in the fresh waters where it lays, and it's colour changes to a beautiful, deep dark hue. Black oak, a rarity that is little known, was a highly prized item for making both ornamentations and exclusive furnishings for the European aristocracy, and even with the first half of the 20th century this practice of submerging and processing the mineral would still be found; though today this is as rare a case as the secrets in finding this rock. We at Kamena, search for samples of black oak submerged centuries ago in the Vistula and Tanwi rivers and river basins. After carefully drying out the wood-fomed-stone, the mineral makes its way to a selected jeweller who knows the craft, and he professionally tends and polishes the rock using the techniques called for in giving it its highly original finishing and quality, framing this afterwards in our 925 silver or brass handmade outer frames crafted just for us by our jewellers.

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