Dendritic agate, or “tree agate” as it is so aptly named in some places, has been popping up a lot lately. Opaque and milky stones are having their trend moment and we think this somewhat translucent leafy stone (and her cousin dendritic quartz) is adding interest to the trend.

What was once kind of hippie is now kind of haute, as more designers are setting the humble gem in gold with diamonds and other pricier gems.

Now’s the time to stock up on these interesting one-of-a-kind gems because the trend is prolific and the look fits right in with the 1970s redux happening in fashion these days as well as the interest in large, flat and fanciful gems. Here are 11 to try.


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