FAQS

WHAT IS SHAJAR STONE?

Shajar stone was discovered about 400 years ago in Banda, by an Arab. He was mesmerized by its colorful patterns which looks like leaves and trees and so he named it Sazar (tree in Arabic). Due to regional touch, Sazar became Shajar. 


In English, Shajar is known as Dendrite Agate. It is homogenous stone and found in different colors and patterns. Augites are basically of Four types: 

  1. Plane Augite

  2. Ring Augite

  3. Lenin Augite

  4. Dendrite Augite


Dendrite Augite (Agate) is Shajar and is also known as Tree Augite (Agate) and Fungus Augite.

HOW IS SHAJAR STONE FORMED?

Shajar stone is found exclusively in Banda's Ken river. The specialty of the stone is colorful patterns of leaves, trees, mountains, animals, symbols etc.


There is a local myth about Shajar. It is believed that stone prints impression of any object which lies infront of it for a long time. But it's not true. There is a scientific process behind formation of images on Shajar stone. Actually, the patterns on Shajar are entrapped fossils of fungus. A fungus, which is entrapped between two or more pieces of Shajar stone, produces either acid or base. This acid/base makes the stones translucent and acts as an inorganic glue which coagulates the separate stones to one. The fossils of fungus left inside the stones looks like patterns of leaves or trees and add beauty to the stone.

DOES SHAJAR STONE PROVIDE HEALTH BENEFITS?

Shajar stone has been claimed to cure ailments like blood pressure, depression and protect its wearer from all harm. Agate enhances mental functions,it soothes and calms ,healing inner anger or tension and creates a sense of security.


Islamic countries consider it as a good talisman and it is considered sacred to them as it finds mention in the Holy Quran as a healing stone. 

WHAT ARE THE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF SHAJAR STONE?

Common Name             Dendritic Agate / Ken River Stone
Configuration                 Ca(Mg.Fe.Ae.)[(SiAl2)O6]
Colour                             Black, Green, Brown and Colourless White
Lusture                            Vitreous
Density                            3.2 - 3.6
Hardness                         6.5 - 8