The pendant is genuine earth mined. The pendant are made of solid sterling silver. This item is brand new. Dendritic Agate is known to help one connect with, heal and transform through, and communicate with the natural world - trees, birds, plants and animals. Dendrite agate is also known as a powerful aid in any process of transformation, inner work, and long term goal attainment. It is said that dendritic agate can support ones positivity while keeping the outlook realistic at the same time. Known to help with: overcoming the source of guilt, resentment, blame, envy, shame. Overcoming addictions and putting an end to toxic patterns of behavior is also said to be greatly supported through dendritic agate.