Tree Agate, Matte, Natural, Smooth Round in sizes 6mm & 8mm. Priced Per Strand

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Tree Agate, Matte, Natural, Smooth Round.

This price is for one strand 15 to 16 inches long. 

6mm strands have 60 to 65 pieces.

8mm strands have 43 to 48 pieces. 

Agate is a common rock formation, consisting of chalcedony and quartz as its primary components, with a wide variety of colors. Agates are primarily formed within volcanic and metamorphic rocks.

Tree Agate is also known as Dendritic Agate. Dendrites are crystal inclusions that develop in foliage or tree branch-like patterns. Its name was derived from the Greek word that means tree-like. Tree Agate is usually white, gray, or colorless then displaying beautiful green dendrites. 

Tree Agate is not banded, so strictly speaking on scientific terms, it is not an Agate. Still, it is included in the family of Agates. Tree Agate is mostly found in Brazil, China, India, Australia, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Uruguay, and several of the states in the United States.

Hardness 6.5-7

The source of these beads is Brazil and they are cut, drilled and polished in China.

This is a natural stone that has had no treatment other than cutting, drilling, and polishing, and includes the matte treatment described below. 

Matte beads have a velvety or frosted surface, rather than a shiny or reflective surface.  These stones undergo additional tumbling that require knowledge of the material and skill.  Each stone type requires a different amount of time in the tumbler depending on the material's hardness and characteristics.  The matte finish also creates a variation in color from the traditional finish of the bead.