About Dendrite Gemstone
The varieties of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family are named as Agate. Amongst the various varieties of banded chalcedony, dendrite agate is one of them. This agate variety of Quartz is termed as "dendritic" because of its internal collection of dendrites. The fern-like inclusions of iron, manganese or other metallic oxides are called dendrites which create bold patterns within the gem and are also sometimes referred to as Tree Agate. All the pieces of dendritic agates are one-of-a-kinds, as they are cut into slabs to best exhibit nature’s artwork. They are of different colors like; they can be colorless, white, whitish Gray with green, brown, black inclusions. They have other names also like Mocha Stone and Scenic Agate. Dendritic inclusions within the gemstone are usually are green, brown or black iron or manganese and look like branches. They can be transparent or semi-translucent.
The Dendrite gemstone is widely used in jewellery making because of the beautiful bold patterns within the gemstone and the subtle color. DWS Jewellery Pvt. Ltd., Jaipur is one of the best jewellery manufacturing company. The company manufacturers exquisite jewellery pieces that are not only aesthetically pleasing but are long-lasting. DWS Jewellery Pvt Ltd. is a one-stop destination for any type of jewellery purchasing. But before getting to know more about DWS Jewellery Pvt. Ltd., let’s dwell into what dendrite gemstone is, what are its healing properties, history, uses, myths, and facts.
The dendritic gemstone is a luminous, achromatic range of chalcedony quartz and can be easily distinguished from other gemstones because of the tree or fern-like motifs which are known as the ‘dendrites’. These motifs are usually brown or black colour giving the gemstone a vibrant look. Although dendritic gemstone is not a genuine agate as it doesn’t have typical branding like other agate stones yet it is considered as one of the rarest and most demanded varieties of agate gemstone. The tree-like motifs in the dendrite gemstones are because of the presence of inorganic traces of iron, manganese, potassium or other metallic oxides. These metallic oxides crystallize inside the dendritic gemstone in the form of branches.
Dendritic inclusions in the dendrite gemstone are usually in the form of branches but in some stones, they are in spotted clusters which are referred to as “mosquito stones”. According to the Mohs scale, the dendrite gemstone has a hardness between 6.5 to 7 with a refractive index of 1.530 to 1.540 and a specific gravity of 2.59 to 2.67. This semi-precious gemstone can be easily distinguished from other gemstones because of the dendritic inclusions and its silicon dioxide composition. Although one can easily get confused between dendritic agate and moss opal because of the presence of dendritic inclusions both can be easily distinguished from one another by simply testing their respective hardness.
Apart from the generic healing properties of Agate and Chalcedony, Dendritic Agate brings fullness and abundance to all areas of life. As agate dendrite is the stone of Plenitude it carries varied healing properties.
- It helps create a peaceful environment and encourages the enjoyment of each moment in the wearer’s life.
- It deepens your connection with the earth.
- It brings stability in times of strife or confusion.
- It lends perseverance and the ability to see difficulties as a challenge.
- It helps opens and aligns the chakras.
- Itreverberates the blood vessels and nerves of the wearer.
- It restores the nervous system and nervous conditions of the carrier.
- It provides relief in skeletal disorder and enable quick healing.
- It provides relief in pain.
People use Dendritic Agate gemstone to help themselves relax and overcome the feeling of anxiety. Typically feelings of anxiety are accompanied by ambivalence about the past and are often addressed by re-defining one’s current situation.
Dendritic Agate gemstone is perfect for overcoming the feeling of anxiety because of how it can promote patience and help people find more satisfaction in what all they have and also find the confidence to continue seeking out more.
This aspect of tolerance and patience makes dendrite agate a great gemstone to use when trying to improve the temper and tolerance level of one’s personality. People also use this stone to promote fidelity and trust within a relationship so that the feelings of lust and discontentment do not have a chance to take over. Also, be patient while using Dendrite gemstone for healing purposes as they work slowly and take time to be effective.
As Dendrite agate has a strong connection to the plant kingdom, it was associated with the ancient Greek dryads, woodland and tree spirits, and was buried in the fields at the time of sowing to ensure a good harvest.
Dendrite Agate has been discovered with the artifacts of Neolithic people and was used as healing amulets and ornamentation in ancient times. It was used for medicinal purposes by the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations and spread throughout Africa and the Middle East into Russia.
The most notable deposits of dendrite agate gemstone are found in Brazil, China, India, Australia, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Uruguay, and the USA. The dendritic agate gemstones mined from India are often referred to as 'Mocha stone', a name credited to its former transport method via the Arabian Harbor of Mocha.
MYTHS & FACTS:-
As gemstones have astrological importance there have been some myths and facts that have always been associated with one or the other gemstone and dendrite gemstone is no exception. Testimony proves that dendrite gemstone was used by Stone Age men of Western Europe in 20000 BC to 16000 BC. Dendritic Agate is considered to be the best gemstone for women who are pregnant as it is said to protect the mother and the child. The Sumerians used dendrite agate gemstone by pairing it with other stones around the neck and wrist to conjure the curses of Goddess Lamashtu threatening the new-born children.
According to legends, dendrite gemstone makes it wearer agreeable and persuasive and help cure insomnia and offer its owner pleasant dreams. The Persians, Arabians and other nations from the East Asia use the dendrite agate mainly in signet rings set in silver on which is engraved a Koranic verse, the name of the store owner, some symbols or magic formula to protect the owner from a great variety of calamities which include scorpion sting, thirst, pneumonia etc.
DENDRITE AGATE GEMSTONE JEWELLERY:-
The dendrite gemstone is one of the ideal gemstones that can be used in any type of jewellery design conceivable be it pendants, rings, earrings, jewellery findings, charms or any other everyday jewellery item. As the dendrite agate gemstone is very much durable and sturdy it won’t break or lose its shine when worn on a daily basis and probably that is the reason why people prefer wearing dendrite gemstone jewellery on a daily basis. The dendrite agate gemstone is one of the most sturdy gemstones than any other harder jewellery gemstones as this gemstone lacks cleavage which makes it durable.
Dendrite agate gemstone is readily available in large sizes and that too at a very affordable price, which makes dendrite gemstone a preferred choice of jewellers. The gemstone is extensively used in jewellery making because of its free-form availability and also provides a fascinating tribal look that catches everyone attention.
WHERE TO BUY FROM:-
Indian culture is so diversified that people across the world fall in love with it and jewellery plays a crucial role in it. With umpteen options available for jewellery shopping it can be at times difficult to choose an ideal store. Since ages, Jaipur has been known for providing exclusive fine handmade jewellery pieces to all the jewellery lovers out there. DWS Jewellery Pvt. Ltd. is one of the best jewellery manufacturing company in Jaipur.
DWS Jewellery Pvt. Ltd. is one of the most reputed jewellery manufacturing company of Jaipur that was established in the year 2004 and ever since its inception DWS Jewellery Pvt. Ltd. has been dedicatedly working towards manufacturing exquisite jewellery pieces. DWS Jewellery Pvt. Ltd. not only hold expertise in manufacturing gold or silver jewellery but are well-known around the world for their artistic fashion jewellery, gemstone jewellery, traditional jewellery and diamond jewellery. DWS Jewellery Pvt. Ltd is the preferred choice for all be it celebrities, ordinary people, fashionistas or people of the affluent class because of our innovative jewellery designs with intricate detailing.
At DWS Jewellery Pvt. Ltd, we make a variety of jewellery pieces with Dendrite Gemstone as the primary stones. We are the wholesale manufacturer and supplier of Dendrite Gemstone jewellery not only in India but across the world. You can buy our jewellery online or from our online store www.dwsjewellery.com. We are a wholesale exporter of dendrite gemstone jewellery to countries like UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Europe and various others. One can easily find every kind and type of jewellery as we manufacture rings, earrings, cufflinks, pendants, bracelets, charms, bangles and etc. Visit our site or store in Jaipur now to have a look at our magnificent Dendrite Gemstone jewellery collection which will not only enhance your look but will also leave people around you spellbound.