Ajooba Jasper Pendant
Size (cms) : 3.1 (diameter)
Earthy Coloured Jasper Gemstone
This distinctive variety of jasper tends to be known as ajooba jasper although that's a trade name that originated in Jaipur in India where most of the world's cabochons are cut and polished.
Mounted for Stone Mania in a simple sterling silver setting, this ladies pendant has been reduced because of some marks on the surface of the stone. Although quite visible in our first two photos, this was the first time we noticed them. When looking at the surface of the stone in good light it's extremely difficult to see the marks but our zoom lense and studio lighting has made them more visible.
Jasper is a natural rock that can be found in many locations around the world. It contains a high percentage of impurities and/or inclusions of other minerals and substances which is why it cannot accurately be described as a mineral in its own right. The presence of the inclusions and substances is the reason why jasper is almost always opaque and why it occurs in so many different colours and with such a wide variety of markings.