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HERTFORDSHIRE PUDDINGSTONE (VERY FINE EXAMPLE) - Cut and polished

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HERTFORDSHIRE PUDDINGSTONE

Cut and polished 

One of Britain’s most unusual rocks

A beautiful example of polished Hertfordshire puddingstone - one of the best we have ever had.

​​​​​​​Fine examples such as this are rarely seen for sale. It has a very good polish and displays upright without the need for a stand. It was cut and polished in the UK by a lapidary craftsman.

Puddingstone was formed about 60 million years ago as layers of flint pebbles were laid down by the sea across Hertfordshire. When the sea retreated the pebbles were cemented together by quartz when the climate was hot, probably similar to the present day Kalahari Desert.  The result was a layer of extremely hard rock called Hertfordshire Puddingstone. 

During the Ice Age, about half a million years ago, pieces of puddingstone were carried by the early Thames from Hertfordshire into Essex.
 
Puddingstone was popular in Victorian times for jewellery and decorative objects.

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Size:  14 x 12 x 6 centimetres
Weight:  1.35 kilograms

PRICE: £75.00
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HERTFORDSHIRE PUDDINGSTONE (VERY FINE EXAMPLE) - Cut and polished
HERTFORDSHIRE PUDDINGSTONE (VERY FINE EXAMPLE) - Cut and polished HERTFORDSHIRE PUDDINGSTONE (VERY FINE EXAMPLE) - Cut and polished HERTFORDSHIRE PUDDINGSTONE (VERY FINE EXAMPLE) - Cut and polished HERTFORDSHIRE PUDDINGSTONE (VERY FINE EXAMPLE) - Cut and polished