Special inclusions


Did you know... That dendritic agate and opal both owe their name to their beautiful inclusions? As opposed to rutilated and tourmalinated quartz\, which are named after the type of mineral that causes the inclusions\, the word dendritic is derived from the ancient Greek word for tree: 'dendron' and subsequently 'dendrites': pertaining to a tree\. The gorgeous iron\- or manganese inclusions that fan or branch out throughout the stone can form detailed trees or even entire forests: no two are alike\! These fun "did you know" s are written by BirGem\. They supply the most beautiful gemstones and are also located in our Schoonhoven Zilverstad\. Looking for something beautiful? check BIRGEM.NL