The owl of Minerva flies over a dusk lit forest in natural dendritic agate. The back of the stone setting is engraved, “Owl of Minerva, spreading wings at vernal dusk, wisdom her prey”.
Hand fabricated sterling silver owl, bezel set dendritic agate and sterling silver hand dapped oval link chain.
Dendrites (Greek for plant-like) are inclusions that appear organic due to their plant like structure. Trace amounts of manganese and iron in solution from neighboring rock gain access to forming agate. The elements, after seeping thru fine surface fractures, crystallize inside the agate in branching fractal patterns creating these natural, rare gemstones.
pendant measures: 3 inches x 2.5 inches
Chain length can be adjusted between 17.5 and 19 inches. A silgle faceted moonstone finishes the chain length.