Owyhee Picture Jasper #1


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“Picture jaspers exhibit combinations of patterns {such as banding from flow or depositional patterns (from water or wind), dendritic or color variations} resulting in what appear to be scenes or images (on a cut section). Diffusion from a center produces a distinctive orbicular appearance, i.e., leopard skin jasper, or linear banding from a fracture as seen in leisegang jasper. Healed, fragmented rock produces brecciated (broken) jasper” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasper#picture]

Jasper is a gemstone that has been used all over the world. The ancient priests of Egypt carved jasper into beautiful jewelry while the Minoans used jasper for seals.  Like all jasper, the rich designs and colors of this opaque chalcedony first made it a highly popular ornamental material for vases, mantels, etc.

Today it’s an ideal gemstone for jewelry with a southwestern look. This piece would be excellently combined with Turquoise in a Bracelet or Necklace.

This one is 29mmx21mm , perfect for a small pendant, a focus piece in a bracelet or just a hand worry stone.

Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 3 × 2 × 1 in


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