Dendritic Agate Pendant
Dendritic agate gemstone pendant, a large and wonderfully eye catching piece of ladies jewellery. As with all of the ladies pendants in our collection, this piece has been crafted by hand exclusively for Stone Mania in a fine sterling silver setting by one of a small group of talented artisans with whom we've been working for many years. This fascinating stone was carefully chosen by one of our team and is the only piece of dendritic agate that we currently have available in our collection.
Agate which is a translucent variety of the the mineral chalcedony often exhibits distinctive banding but contrary to popular belief, not all agate is banded. Moss and dendritic agate both feature distinctive plant-like inclusions which are known as dendrites. A dendrite is a crystal formation that occurs with a branching form hence it's often mistaken for organic matter. Relatively common, they're caused by mineral solutions that have filled the cracks or layers of rocks during their formation.
A dendritic agate cabochon of this size is relatively rare and this beautiful stone certainly makes a dramatic and unique piece of jewellery. The bale on this pendant has been crafted slightly larger so it may if preferred be worn on a thicker style of chain.
Weight (grams): 43.1
Size (cms): 5 x 4.7