A beautiful kambaba jasper gemstone crafted for Stone Mania in a handmade sterling silver setting. The gemstone in this slightly chunkier pendant boasts exceptional colour and markings and has been finely polished.
Kambaba jasper is an unmistakable stone that can only be found in Madagascar. Classified as a rock not a mineral, it's used primarily as a lapidary material and gemstones tend to be cut as cabochons.
So much information about kambaba jasper that's published online is inaccurate. After a huge amount of research we have finally established the facts and can now understand the reason for all the confusion. It's basically to do with a mix-up over names.
Kambaba jasper is also known as kabamba jasper or kabamba stone. It comes from an area in Madagascar called Kabamba. The confusion about its geological makeup comes from the fact that it's often mixed-up with another stone called kabamby ocean jasper. This material comes from a remote area called Kabamby. Both stones look different and have a different geological makeup yet the similarity in the names has led to huge amounts of inaccurate information being published online.