Dendritic agate is a translucent, colorless to whitish-gray variety of chalcedony quartz, easily distinguished by its distinct tree- or fern-like markings known as 'dendrites', which are most often brown to black in color.
Dendritic Agate promotes abundance and fullness to all areas of life — including business and agricultural endeavors. The stone was associated with the ancient Greek dryads, woodland and tree spirits, and was buried in the fields at the time of sowing to ensure a good harvest.
Agate is also one of the oldest stones on earth. It was given its name between the 3rd and 4th centuries, B.C. by the Greek philosopher Theophrastus. While many agate specimens grow on pre-existing rocks, agate itself has found many uses when separated from its host — including use as precision pendulums, mortar and pestles and for leather burnishing tools.