Each fossil coral mortar and pestle set will have its own unique color and characteristics, these mortar and pestle sets are beautiful and perfect for grinding teas, herbs and spices.
The Mortar measures 4 Inches in diameter and stands approximately 4 inches high. The pestle measures 4 inches in length.
Fossil coral is a natural gemstone that is created when prehistoric coral is gradually replaced with agate. Corals are marine animals and it is their skeletons that are fossilized and preserved. The fossil coral forms through hardened deposits left by silica-rich waters. The entire process can take over 20 million years. The proper name for fossil coral is “agatized coral” or agatized fossil coral” It is a variety of naturally occurring chalcedony or microcrystalline quartz and not actually a type of coral. Most agatized fossil coral exhibits a dull to waxy luster and interesting skeletal like ancient coral patterns.
Each stone has its own unique characteristics and beauty, please note the item you will receive will not be the exact item(s) seen in the photo(s) and will vary slightly in color. Each mortar and pestle set has been crafted in Pakistan.