Orbicular Ocean Jasper Drusy Pendant
I could go on and on about how much I love Orbicular Ocean Jasper. I use it a lot and I am never bored with the resulting piece of jewelry. THIS stone is a beautiful example of Drusy which means there are tiny perfect crystals on the stone, as well as some really unusual colours. It resembles a weird piece of 50s candy.
Orbicular Ocean Jasper was first written about in 1922, then the mine’s location was lost for the next 75 years. All anyone knew was that it came from somewhere off the coast of Madagascar. Contemporary sources of the stone can only be reached when the tide goes out making it a challenge to mine.
About the Stone
Ocean jasper is distinguished by its unique multiple eye-like spots or circular patterns called orbs (that's where the term orbicular comes from) set in a background matrix in a wide range of color variations. The orbs are found in shades including white, gray, yellow, beige, pink, red, maroon and brown, plus an array of blue and green tones, and even near-black. The value of ocean jasper is judged mainly based on the richness and saturation of the colors, and the beauty of the designs and patterns.
measures: L 2.25" x 1.25 W
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