Montana Dendritic Agate Freeform Designer Cabochon / 57mm x 26mm x 6mm
This exquisite designer cabochon shows a subtle design in the carnelian inclusions.
The cabochon is freeform, polished to a mirror finish with nicely beveled 6mm sides, ready for a bezel setting or wire wrap.
Agate is the name given to numerous varieties of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family.
Dendritic Agate, sometimes called Tree Agate, is not banded, and therefore not strictly an Agate in scientific terms but is included in the Agate family. It gets its name from a Greek word meaning tree-like. These Agates are usually colorless, white, or gray, and have tree- or fern-like inclusions of iron or manganese, called dendrites. Less common are green Tree Agates with white dendrites.
Dendritic Agate is known as the Stone of Plenitude. 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.
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