Cat hand carved out of picture jasper.
Dimensions: 110 x 29 x 102 mm
Weight: 223.4 grams
Agates and jaspers are a cryptocrystalline (microscopic crystals) variety of quartz which occur throughout the world. Changes in the chemical conditions during crystallization cause the beautiful banding and colorations which make them so appealing. Agates are a banded, translucent variety, often named for their location or appearance, such as Laguna, Lace, and Fire Agate. Dendritic and moss agates are characterized by branching inclusions. Jaspers are a brightly colored, opaque variety with colorful names like Picture and Leopard Jasper. Throughout history, agates and jaspers have been worn or carried to promote good health. Their special quality, however, is to bring success in love and friendship.