Dendritic Agate Pendant
A large and wonderfully eye catching dendritic agate pendant crafted by hand exclusively for Stone Mania in a fine sterling silver setting. This highly polished cabochon was carefully chosen prior to being mounted as a ladies pendant and it's the only piece in this stone that we currently have available.
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 they're 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 rare and this beautiful stone makes a unique piece of ladies 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