Graduated Dendritic Agate & Sterling Silver Bead Necklace
Length: Approximately 18 Inches
What are dendritic agate’s inclusions made of?
The stone’s inclusions, called “dendrites,” are a mixture of manganese or iron oxide minerals that were trapped inside the gemstone when the agate formed.
When a white agate features black dendrite inclusions, the effect emulates a striking winter scene of snow blanketing tree branches. Who knew that these minerals interacting would create such a picturesque stone?
On the Moh's scale of mineral hardness, dendritic agate ranks at a dependable 6.5-7, making it durable enough for everyday wear.