Dendritic Agate, Citrine, and Diamond Gold Kintsugi Ring
by Karin Luvaas Jewelry
Dendrites (Greek, meaning "tree-like"), in agates are formed when iron oxides or other minerals are deposited within quartz crystals as they form at a starting point and branch outward. As the water containing these oxides evaporates, the mineral particles are left behind creating the branchlike patterns (nature's watercolor!). Dendrites occur along deep cracks, down a flat, narrow plane between rock layers, causing the dendritic forms to grow flat alongside the planes of rock in which the water flowed (note, this doesn't happen overnight — it takes decades!).
Each kintsugi piece is one-of-a-kind. Instead of covering up the flaws, kintsugi beautifies the breakage. Kintsugi can teach us resilience and helps us put together fragments of our lives.
- One-of-a-kind dendritic agate 1.2"
- Diamonds .03tcw
- Citrine .30tcw
- 14k gold
- Sterling silver with patina
- Size 7-7.5