Ocean Jasper Pendant
Ocean jasper pendant crafted exclusively for Stone Mania in a fine sterling silver setting. This colourful gemstone boasts a vitreous lustre which is a reference to the way that it interacts with light. Gemstones with this type of lustre reflect light in a similar way to glass.
Ocean jasper is a rare mineral which comes exclusively from the African island of Madagascar. Due to the fact that it's made up predominantly from impurities and/or inclusions of other minerals it's opaque which tends to be the case with most varieties of jasper. That said there has recently been some speculation that Ocean Jasper may not actually be a jasper at all because certain stones have be found to exhibit some degree of translucency which is highly unusual except when pieces are very finely cut.
Ocean Jasper is rare and highly sought after because there is little or no gem grade material left available to mine. It's a gemstone that we bought at one time in great abundance but in recent years supplies have dried up and prices have also gradually increased.
This highly polished Ocean Jasper pendant is a one of a kind piece that would make a lovely gift for someone who loves colourful gemstone jewellery.
Weight (grams): 19.6
Size (cms): 4.2 x 2.9 x 0.7