The rich earthy colours in this variety of jasper are particularly eye-catching. Colours and markings in jasper are the result of various impurities and/or inclusions of other substances or minerals. For this reason it's correctly classified as a rock not a mineral. Rocks are made up of different minerals whereas minerals are made up of crystals.
A fine grained variety of cryptocrystalline quartz, jasper is known to have been used as a decorative material for thousands of years. Today hundreds of different varieties are in circulation. The names given to different stones tend to be associated with colour, markings or the location where the material is found.
Ajooba jasper is a trade name probably created by stone cutters in Jaipur in India where large volumes of the world's gemstones are cut and polished. Very little geological information exists regarding this stone.
This ajooba jasper pendant is being offered at a discounted price because there is small polishing issue on the surface of the stone. As with any product purchased from our website, should you not be totally satisfied with this ajooba jasper pendant it may be returned for a full refund (T&C's apply).