Kambaba Jasper Pendant
Marquise Shaped Kambaba Jasper Pendant
Kambaba jasper is possibly one of the most confusing gemstones we have ever researched. This intriguing material comes from Madagascar the fourth largest island in the world and one which possesses a huge number of plant and animal species that cannot be found anywhere else on the planet. Also known as crocodile jasper and kambaba stone, it comes from a small area called Kabamba in the Bongolava region of the country. For this reason it's also known as kabamba but to make things more confusing, kabamba is sometimes written as kambaba.
Many argue that kambaba is not actually a true jasper hence a more accurate name or it would be kambaba or kambaba stone.
Whilst doing research for this article we also discovered that it's sometimes confused for another stone that not only comes from Madagascar but which also has a very similar name. The problem is that "kambaby ocean jasper" is in fact a completely different material so much of the information that has been written about kambaba stone is not accurate and refers to kambaby ocean jasper instead.
It has taken us several years to get to the bottom of this mystery and we now understand why so many of the articles that we read gave conflicting and confusing accounts about the stone's geological make-up.
Kambaby ocean jasper also known as kambaby Jasper is a type of orbicular jasper whilst kambaba stone is a stromatolite.
This stylish ladies gemstone pendant has been crafted in fine sterling silver and it's worth mentioning that in Jaipur in India where a large percentage of the world's gemstones are cut and polished, it's also known as star galaxy jasper. That is however a trade name that's only used in India.
Weight (grams) : 23.5
Size (cms) : 5.8 x 2.8 x 0.8