Fossil Bamboo is the name given to a unique agate grows around a thick marsh grass, called Japanese Bamboo, which is found in a rugged, rain forest covered slopes near Mt. Merapi. Local Indonesian folklore holds that if buried, the broken finger-like agate tubes will grow with legendary powers to mend and heal.
Cynthia Gale combines the ancient Indonesian metalwork technique of repousse in a sterling silver bamboo motif with Fossil Bamboo to offer the wearer a sense of this healing power. the bamboo motif is a sign of good fortune and health in Asian culture.