I am in LOVE with these chunky 10mm African Dendritic Opals. So beautifully imperfect and utterly amazing!! Paired up with a Tibetan Agate dZi bead focal bead. Spectacular! This type of Opal is termed "dendritic" due to its internal collection of dendrites. Dendrites are fern-like inclusions of iron, manganese, or other metallic oxides that create bold patterns within the gemstone. Dendritic Opal has a meaning and properties of giving hope to life. It has been loved as a gemstone that lights up the darkness. A wonderful gemstone to use when you want to change your luck flow.