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Karin Luvaas

Dendritic Agate, Emerald, & Diamond 14k Ring

$1,679.37 CAD

Dendrites (Greek, meaning "tree-like"), in agates are formed when iron oxides or other minerals are deposited within quartz crystals as they form at a starting point and branch outward. As the water containing these oxides evaporates, the mineral particles are left behind creating the branchlike patterns (nature's watercolor!). Dendrites occur along deep cracks, down a flat, narrow plane between rock layers, causing the dendritic forms to grow flat alongside the planes of rock in which the water flowed (note, this doesn't happen overnight — it takes decades!).

Details:
  • One-of-a-kind dendritic agate 1.2"
  • Diamonds .03tcw
  • Emeralds .24tcw
  • 14k gold
  • Sterling silver with patina
  • Size 7.5