Kambaba Jasper Pendant
One of the larger pieces from our collection, this spectacular Kambaba Jasper pendant is certainly not for the faint-hearted.
Kambaba Jasper which is also known as Crocodile Jasper is a unique stone that can only be found in Madagascar. Occasionally referred to as Kabamba Jasper after the local area where it's mined, this relatively rare material is usually quite easy to identify because of its distinctive colour and markings. Although referred to as the mineral jasper, it has been argued that because of its geological make-up it's not actually jasper at all and a more accurate description would be Kambaba Stone.
A great deal of inaccurate information has been written about Kambaba Jasper over the years primarily because it has been confused with another stone that's also from Madagascar called Kambaby Ocean Jasper but despite the similarity in their names, the two are completely different materials. It took a great deal of research and a good number of years before we managed to speak to a mineralogist who had been working in Madagascar and he explained the reason for the confusion.
Having been crafted by hand in a fine sterling silver setting, this large and highly polished cabochon makes a fantastic piece of jewellery and one which is sure to attract plenty of attention.
You can read more about Kambaba Jasper right here.
Weight (grams): 56.7
Size (cms): 5.9 x 4.9 x 0.8