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We inlaid this Wedding Band with
Petrified Dinosaur bone

A wedding band can be turned into a great conversation piece. I was contacted by a gentleman who loved dinosaurs and wanted his wedding band inlaid with petrified Dinosaur bone.

He looked at photos of some of the Petrified Dinosaur Bone rough material that we have in stock.

Below you will see the steps we used when inlaying his 14 karat white gold ring with the dinosaur bone.

Photo of a 14 karat white gold wedding band.

Wedding band to be inlaid

This is the 14 karat white gold wedding band that we started with.

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You can see that it has a channel down the center. The top surface of the ring is sloped which will give the finished ring a domed shape on top.

A slab of reddish rough Petrified Dinosaur bone

Slab of rough Petrified Dinosaur bone

This is the slab of rough Petrified Dinosaur bone which the customer selected from our stock.

You can see that it has a reddish maroon color with traces of yellow here and there.

It also has a checkered pattern of black lines which are indications of the marrow area of the dinosaur bone which was preserved when it petrified.

The wedding band sitting on the slab of dinosaur bone.

Tracing out the area to be used.

We trace the nice section of the slab to be used for the inlay.

Tracing the ring area onto the dinosaur bone to start inlaying.

Starting the inlaying process

We trace the area where we will saw out the center part.

Shows me carving the petrified dinosaur bone to fit in the inlay channe.

Fitting the inlay

We use 2 U-shaped pieces to make a 360° inlay around a ring.

In this way, there will be only 2 spots where the pieces meet. We join the 2 places where they meet as tightly as we can so that the lines where the pieces meet are as close to invisible as possible.

Shows the pieces of dinosaur bone epoxied into the ring.

Ready to be finished

Here you can see that the 2 pieces of Dinosaur bone have been epoxied into the ring and some of the excess material has been trimmed off by a trim saw.

We will grind and sand the rough surfaces down so that they will conform to the shape of the ring.


The finished ring

You can see that this makes for a very beautiful and eye-catching wedding band.

→ Take me back to examples of rings inlaid 360° around a ring . . .


Denton Anderson,
Gemologist & Gem Cutter
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Photo of Denton the gem cutter.

Graduate Gemologist, GIA, GG
Over 20 years of experience.