Dendritic Agate Pendant
A large and particularly 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 dendritic agate stone 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 correctly known as dendrites. A dendrite which is literally a branching form is a type of crystal formation that occurs in certain minerals. Although relatively common, dendrites are often mistaken for organic matter or fossils but these crystal formations are actually the result of mineral solutions which 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 and outstanding 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