A rare star rutilated quartz (with hematite inclusions) cabochon (from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil) pairs perfectly with an old stock ocean jasper cabochon from Madagascar. Wonderful and one of a kind! Bezel set in sterling silver. Handmade in Indonesia.
Dimensions: (3.4″ long-with bail) x (.84 “wide) x (.26” thick)
Weight: .7 ounces/20 grams
QUARTZ (silicon dioxide) with inclusions of RUTILE (titanium dioxide). Rutile inclusions look like metallic hairs or needles. Rutilated quartz is said to help maintain mental focus and clarity, and also to assist in following through with ideas or dreams.
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.