This wonderful piece was stashed away years ago, with some of our favorite and highest quality orbicular jasper pieces, when this wonderful material was first available to us on the market. The mining area of this high quality material has been depleted. The jasper now being mined is a much lesser quality and is called “Ocean Jasper”. So beautiful on its own, we’ve set this cabochon in a simple sterling silver setting. From our very own Geoclassics jewelry line!
Dimensions: (1.8″ long-with bail) x (1″ wide) x (.25″ thick)
Weight: .36 ounces/9.8 grams
Orbicular Jasper, also known as Ocean Jasper, is an unusual variety of jasper recently found in Madagascar. Like other jaspers, it is a member of the quartz family, a silicon dioxide material with a hardness of 6.5 to 7. Color variations include vibrant shades of green, pink, red, black, brown, orange, yellow, and white. Its patterns are wild with polka dots, wavy lines, banding with scalloped edges, and multi colored florets. It also often forms cavities filled with sparkling drusy quartz crystals. Orbicular Jasper is known as a stone of joy and high spirits, but at the same time can be calming and soothing. It can also allow for the release of stress and escapism, and help one understand the value of the here and now.