Siberian Dendrite is our name for very fine quality Dendrite Quartz (a type of Chalcedony Quartz sometimes labelled as Agate) from Siberia.
The gem is scarce and sought after, but has been found in small deposits around the globe. The most notable deposits are found in Brazil, China, India, Australia, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Uruguay and the USA. The best stone is mined in the northern part of Kazakhstan, and the reason we’re so excited about our new collection is because they are mined in this area. This is why – we believe –the patterns in these pieces are so strong, strikingly visible and beautiful.
Looking into Dendrite brings to mind beautiful wintery landscapes, vast Siberian plains even, with many a precious and secret gem waiting to be unearthed. You can imagine after heavy snowfall looking down on the trees to see their branches poking through the freshly fallen snow, the dark branches striking an array of organic patterns across the vast whiteness of the snow. Similarly imagine being below the trees and looking up to see the full moon above, lighting up the landscape and creating a magical atmosphere only seen during a full moon after snowfall. Dendrite captures this look forever in fascinating, permanent and unique patterns across a stark white base of Quartz.
No two dendrite gemstones will ever be alike, so you’ll be getting a totally unique gemstone in each piece of jewellery. Your stone will tell its own fascinating story of how it formed. Different colours and patterns will be evident in each piece.
Dendrite is not treated or modified. Our highly skilled lapidarists polish them to best show off the patterns trapped within but there are no treatments and they are presented in our jewellery just as Mother Nature created them.