Aldamalm

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Gem

A clear green gem that is formed from leftover casing of the seed of a planted aldamalm tree, crushed into a hard gem by the ever-growing roots of the tree and eventually expelled when the tree reaches its full growth. Because of this, it is sometimes used to represent the ever-changing fate of life ahead. Each stone has water-like inclusions of cerulean and turquoise that appear to move like lapping waves when the gem is tilted. Faceting only increases this effect.

Tree/Wood

Typically grown in wet, warm soil rich in minerals, the aldamalm tree grows tall, with a dark bark and hanging branches covered in tiny leaves, similar to a weeping willow. It grows from a large avocado-sized green seed, which is gradually crushed under the growing roots into a green gem called an aldamalm. The wood itself is very pale with streaks of green and blue throughout the grain from the minerals that are drawn up through it as it grows.

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