Dendritic Agate

Gems, 4.54 ct, 18.70 mm x 13.30 mm
Start Time: 12/17/2009 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/29/2009 7:00:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Agate is a subvariety of Chalcedony, which is a variety of Quartz. Quartz is one of the most "inclusion friendly" gems out there. This stone is what is known as Dendritic Agate with inclusions of Manganese oxide or Iron oxide. The word Dendritic comes from the Greek word "dendros" meaning tree, as the inclusions in these gems typically resemble plant life. This stone has some of the beautiful typical inclusions showing an arborescent, "plant like" appearance that you would expect from a good Dendritic Agate. The stone is beautiful up close. It has a "Flat Tear Drop" cut, and is one of the more attractive gems of this material that I have encountered from India. Enjoy.

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