Dentric Opal is also known as Moss Opal or Melinite, a form of chalcedony with tree-like natural inclusion in the opal stone. It’s a name given to any common opal with a tree or fern like silicates or manganese oxides. The Mohs scale in hardness is 7.
Metaphysically dendritic opal is said to promote spiritual growth. It’s said to be the stone of alchemists, shamans, wizards and magicians.
Dendritic opal complements any jewelry piece. Best as a centrepiece for pendants, earrings, rings and bracelets.
Corresponding Chakra: Third eye
Astrological Sign: Pisces
A famous Russian jeweler named Carl Faberge who was the supplier of the Russian Imperial Court between 1885-1916 was known to use Dendritic opals in combination with diamonds and other precious stones in his work
Dendritic agate is also referred as “Tree Agate” because of its inclusion, which is referred as dendrite that shows us the form of a tree, literally known in Greek or leaves. In fact, it is a range of agate, which is either transparent or solid, mostly in brown, green, and white tones. Dendritic agate has been also utilized, most especially during the ancient period.
It iswell-known for the Russian jewelry producer Faberge that formed the prominent, remarkable pieces using dendritic agate gemstones and diamonds mixed with other valuable stones.
These classes of Agates are generally pale, white, or in gray, and of course, with tree- fern-like inclusions of manganese or iron or manganese, known as dendrites. Less ordinary are the green Tree Agates with white dendrites, which is known as the “Stone of Plentitude”.