Orbicular Ocean Jasper Pendant w/ Vintage White Glass Beads
Another beautiful piece of Orbicular Ocean Jasper, cut by Master Lapidary John Heusler. This stone makes me think of a brook meandering under dappled, shady trees. On the back I have soldered the cut out shape of a frog. The necklace is string on vintage white glass beads.
This stone 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.
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.