This wonderful ocean jasper was stashed away years ago, with some of our favorite and highest quality ocean jasper pieces, when this material was first available to us on the market. We’ve set this (1st or 2nd Vein, Marovato) cabochon with lovely orbs, gorgeous green tones, and a bit of translucent quartz in a simple sterling silver bezel that you can wear on either side! Both sides are fab!
Dimensions: (1.8″ long-with bail) x (1″ wide) x (.25″ thick)
Weight: .36 ounces/9.8 grams
Ocean Jasper is a trademarked name fo a rare, colorful, wildly loved orbicular chalcedony (a microcrystalline variety of quartz occurring in several different forms, including onyx, agate, and jasper, with a Mohs hardness of 6.5-7). It is found in only one place in the world, the Analalava district of the Sofia region in the former province of Mahajanga in northwestern Madagascar. Although all Ocean Jasper comes from one area in Madagascar, there are actually two different locations, about 10 miles apart, one near the village of Marovato on the coast and one further inland, near the village of Kabamby. As of 2022, a total of 8 veins have been found and all, CRY!, have now been completely mined out.
The variations of Ocean Jasper are incredible and include vibrant shades of green, pink, red, black, brown, orange, yellow, and white. Its patterns are wild with orbs, wavy lines, banding with scalloped edges, and multi colored florets. It also often forms cavities filled with sparkling drusy quartz crystals. Ocean Jasper is known as a stone of joy and high spirits, but at the same time can be calming and soothing.