Look closely, for you will become lost within our Dreamscape Moss Agates. Look deeper, for here is an August fog on an offshore island, trees shrouded in white, thick moss growing on the forest floor. Look again, and it’s seaweed undulating beneath the rising tide. Look deeper still into a tide pool and delicate sea plants are floating by. It’s the forest in November with bare branches reaching to the sky. Change seasons again, it’s arms of snowflakes branching out. It’s frost growing on a winter windowpane.
Dreamscape Moss Agate is also known as Dendritic Agate. Dendritic Agate is not really moss or ferns or anything organic, yet looks remarkably like nature. It’s really an elemental reaction occurring in early rock formation that is frozen in time, creating dreamy looking “plantscapes” almost like pressed flowers.
We have a limited collection of these choice Moss Agate Necklaces. Choose now, for when they are gone it will be a year or more before we return to our source and make more.
Moss Agates Return to Cross After 100 Years
In the Cross Family there was a moss agate given by my great-great-grandfather to my great- great-grandmother one Christmas in the late 1800’s. Their son, my grandfather, often spoke of it and how much he admired its beauty and mystery. I’ve seen it a few times. A cousin owns it now.
My grandfather was always on the lookout for a gem of equal beauty. In his passion he inspired me to the same. I’ve been in the jewelry business for 50 years and until a foreign trip last winter I had never seen a gem equal to the legendary Cross family moss agate, and it was not just one gem, but dozens of exquisitely beautiful moss agates. What I discovered on this trip was a once-a-year opportunity to review several hundred of the most amazing moss agates I’d ever seen. I made a selection and then had the pieces mounted in sterling silver. Every one of them is beautiful.
Dreamscape Moss Agates are not an item for which we have a continuous stream of pieces being completed year round. They are more like an apple crop. There is a season when gems are ripe for picking, and we select then. We’re working on trying to create two seasons for these gems, but until then, if you see one here and you love it our best advice is to buy it right now. There’s never a guarantee that a source will last forever.
Orders Under $1,000 – Free shipping via FedEx (allow 4 business days). You can upgrade to overnight delivery for $20.
Orders Over $1,000 require a signature on delivery. You may choose free FedEx Overnight or US Post Office Express.
Rings that need to be sized take extra time (one week). If ordering a ring, you may select, “No Sizing Yet, Ship Right Away” and your order will arrive according to the shipping schedule shown above.
Curbside Pickup is also Available – please give us a call to place your order.
Orders Over $1,000 – Ship Free by your choice of FedEx Overnight or US Post Office Express. A signature is required on delivery.
Our extended ninety days, for a small business, is almost unheard of. Truth is, we shop for gifts too, and rather than scrambling at the last minute and feeling the tension of time, we like this more relaxed approach. We wish everyone did something like this… it would be a kinder, gentler world.