Ajooba Jasper Pendant
Ladies Ajooba Jasper pendant mounted in a simple sterling silver setting. This distinctive cabochon has a reddish brown colour and distinctive mustard coloured markings. Opaque and with a smooth texture, it's well polished and surprisingly light weight.
Jasper which can be found all around the world is known to contain impurities and/or inclusions of many other minerals and substances. For this reason it would be more accurate to describe it as a rock because rocks are made up of minerals and minerals are made up of crystals. The presence of other minerals and substances is also the reason why jasper is opaque and why it occurs in so many different colours and with such a wide variety of markings.
Although this type of jasper is best known as Ajooba Jasper, it seems to be a trade name created by manufacturers in Jaipur in India where most of the world's cabochons are cut and polished.
Weight (grams): 19.4
Size (cms): 4.1 x 3 x 0.7