Dendritic Agate is a member of chalcedony containing branch or fern-like markings called dendrites.
This stone is considered an agate even though it does not portray a banded appearance that is common with most agates.
Dendritic agate is prized in Russia as a stone of long life, good health and prosperity
Dendritic Agate is especially helpful in diminish back pain caused by stress and inner tension.
Agate is generally an inexpensive gemstone when used in jewelry.
It is cut and polished into cabochons, and used as beads for necklaces and bracelets. It is also carved into cameos which can be worn as pendants.
Agate makes an exquisite ornamental stone, and is cut into slabs, animal carvings, ornate book ends, and small statues and figures. Ornaments such as knife handles, pins, snuff boxes and the like are also cut from Agate.
Dendrite Agate is found in Brazil, India, Madagascar, the USA, Mexico and Khazakstan.