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Blackstar Jewelry

Quality, Hand-Crafted, Sterling Silver Jewelry from Nepal.

Dendritic Agate

Dendritic agate has branch-like dendrites. At first glance it appears as a fossilized plant. Traces of iron and manganese are trapped inside quartz and produce the branch-like formations called dendrites. Agate is a member of the quartz family.

Chemical composition: 
SiO2
Color: 
Whitish-gray and brown to black
Lustre: 
Waxy to dull
Hardness: 
6.5-7
Crystal system: 
Hexagonal
Origin: 
Brazil, India, Madagascar, China, US
Healing properties*: 
Dendritic agate helps to bring us back into harmony with Mother Nature. Balances body, mind and spirit.
Folklore: 
Stone of Protection. In Biblical times, used for Protection against storms; highly valued as talismans and amulets.

* Scientific proof may not be available to substantiate these claims.