Dendritic Quartz

Gems, 13.82 ct, 16.74 mm x 14.75 mm
Start Time: 05/12/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Quartz is easily the most "inclusion friendly" gem out there. This stone is what is known as Dendritic Quartz with inclusions of Manganese oxide or Iron oxide. The word Dendritic comes from the Greek word "dendros" meaning tree, as the inclusions in Dendritic Quartz typically resemble plant life. This stone has some atypical inclusions showing metallic black and rusty orange colors. The stone was somewhat difficult to photograph, but it really is beautiful up close. It has a simple "Cushion Cabochon" cut, and is one of the more unique gems of this material that I have encountered. Enjoy.

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