size - 17mm x 11mm x 1mm shape - rectangle weight - 3.540 carats hardness - Mohs scale 6.5–7 Vintage gemstone comes out of an estate - note: there is a small chip in the back of the stone.
This is a pretty Cabochon of Dendritic Quartz. It would be Perfect for use in a ring. This is one of the rarest in the quartz family and the most coveted. It has incredibly beautiful dendrites trees or branches and its translucency is unequaled in the agate family.
These Quartz stones are usually colorless, white, yellow, orange, or gray, and have tree- or fern-like inclusions of iron or manganese, called dendrites.
Dendritic stones are known as the Stone of Plentitude. It brings abundance and fullness to all areas of life, from business to agricultural endeavors. It was associated with the ancient Greek dryads, woodland and tree spirits, and was buried in the fields at the time of sowing to insure a good harvest.