This is an absolutely stunning and large standing dendritic agate with dendrites. A gorgeous piece that absolutely lights up with warmth when held in direct sunlight! Stands 4.2" tall and weighs over one pound! Fully polished in all areas except the underside at the base. Pictures show the piece in direct and natural sunlight.
Dendritic Agate is a form of chalcedony that contains tree or plant-like inclusions of iron or manganese oxide called 'dendrites'. Agates were commonly used as gemstones in ancient Egypt and their mention of use dates back further than any other gemstone. Dendritic agate was prized as a stone of well-being, prosperity and longevity and is believed to aid in communication with all creations of nature.