By Chelsea Reed
There’s no doubt about it... Dads are awesome. Teacher, grill master, referee. Handyman, coach, gentleman. Their job description covers a lot... and this Father’s Day is the perfect time to show appreciation for the Dad in your life!
Hard to shop for?
These gifts from Michael’s Gems and Glass are wonderful ideas that are as unique as he is.
Did you know petrified wood is actually a gemstone?
It’s the official state gem of Washington. Ancient trees became fossilized... transforming from wood to stone. When polished, petrified wood has a beautiful luster that resembles marble.
It’s a wonderful conversation starter for Dad’s desk in his library or office!
This beautiful set is a great gift for the chess-loving Dad in your life.
It's hand carved from soapstone... a metamorphic rock made mostly of talc. Did you know, the Native Americans used this amazing soft rock to carve cookware for their meals, cooked over the open flame?
You can find more fun facts about soapstone, and talk about them while you’re playing chess together!
Looking for a gift that’s simple and fascinating at the same time?
An Orthoceras plaque is the perfect find.
Both historical and decorative, these ancient creatures are the ancestors of the modern day squid. When their hard shells became fossilized, a handsome black and white pattern emerged.
Chelsea Reed is a copywriter who writes online content, articles, blogs, and websites from her base in the state of North Carolina, USA.
What if we told you a tree could transform into a gemstone? Believe it or not, it can! The result is called petrified wood, and it’s prized by jewelers, carvers, and collectors all over the world.