Tree Agate Tumblestone
20-30 mm - sold individually
Crystal Details: Microcrystalline quartz, banded chalcedony. The distinctive inclusions that resemble vegetation in dendritic agate are a result of the presence of manganese and iron oxides finding their way into cracks of white quartz as it forms.
Chemical Composition: Silicone Dioxide - SiO2
Hardness: On Mohs scale of mineral hardness - grade 6.5-7 (1 being softest, 10 being hardest)
Colour: White, - with tree- or fern-like inclusions of iron or manganese, called dendrites.
Uses: Crystals are a gift of nature that have been cherished and appreciated by humankind for for millennia. There are countless ways we can incorporate crystals into our daily lives. Placed around the home, worn as jewellery or simply held in the hand they remind us of our relationship with nature and Mother Earth.
It is known that crystals, due to their atomic makeup, hold heat and focus light energy, the often used example is quartz crystals being used in watches to generate an electric charge. Beyond this, it is said that crystals and gemstones have different energies that can be used to enhance your own energetic vibrations. Each gemstone is known for its unique 'energetic' properties.
Properties: Tranquility- Grounding - Stablility
Grounding, it creates a peaceful environment and encourages the enjoyment of each moment. It has a strong connection to the plant kingdom and deepens our own connection to the Earth and our place in the Universe. Dendritic Agate brings stability in times of strife or confusion. Lends perseverance and the ability to see difficulties as a challenge.
Historical Uses/ Folklore:
It has been discovered with the artefacts of Neolithic people and was used as healing amulets and ornamentation dating back to Babylon .It was associated with the ancient Greek dryads, woodland and tree spirits, and was buried in the fields at the time of sowing to insure a good harvest.
The name agate itself harkens back to antiquity and the Achates River in Sicily where agates are thought to have been found. At least 3000 years ago, the Egyptians were making seals, rings and vessels from agate stones. Agate was not just a decorative stone and was long used as talismans in Egypt, Greece and India. Its medicinal uses continued through the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations and spread throughout Africa and the Middle East into Russia.
Chakra: Root/Base (Muladhara)
- Each crystal is unique so the size, shape and colour of the product you will receive may differ slightly from the products shown in the image.
- Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Mandara Crystals does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.