Jasper

green jasperGreen Jasper – Large dyed Jasper focal with brass butterfly charm and aventurine beads on approx. 19″ chunky brass chain.

Storm Cloud Hills has some amazing pieces of work for sale featuring jasper. Below are some details from gemselect.com about jasper.

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Jasper is one of the many gemstone varieties of quartz available today.  Jasper is a dense substance, up to twenty percent of which can be made of foreign materials. Due to these trace impurities, jasper is rarely uniform. The patterns of jasper are formed during the process of mineral consolidation, determined by the exact flow and deposition of silica-rich sediments or volcanic ash. The most common jasper patterns include interesting marbling and veining, orbital rings, streaks, spots, flaming and banding.

Jasper comes in all colors, mostly striped, spotted or flamed. A variety of trade names specify colors, appearance or composition. There is no recommendation for color, although red, caused by traces of iron oxide, is one of the most common colors. Brown and yellow are also commonly occurring colors for jasper.

Agate jasper: Yellow, brown or green blended, grown together with agate.
Brecciated jasper: Jasper in fragments, naturally bonded in a gray material.
Egyptian jasper: Strongly yellow and red jasper.
Banded jasper: Jasper with layered structures with wide bands.
Basanite: Fine-grained black jasper.
Blood jasper: Trade name sometimes used for bloodstone.
Hornstone: A very fine grained, gray to brown-red jasper.
Scenic jasper: Jasper with patterns resembling a picture or landscape.
Biggs jasper: From Oregon, one of today’s most common jasper sources.
Bruneau jasper: From Bruneau Canyon, Idaho, it is prized for its blue “skies”.
Moukaite: Pink to light-red jasper, typically cloudy, from Australia.
Plasma: Dark green bloodstone-like, with white or yellow spots.
Silex: Yellow and brown-red spotted or striped jasper.
Orbicular jasper: Jasper with orbital concentric rings.
Bumble Bee jasper: Yellow material from Indonesia that was thought to be jasper, but is actually formed from volcanic lava and sediment.
Zebra jasper: Dark-brown jasper with zebra-like streaks of banding.
Moss jasper: Jasper with dense hornblende inclusions resembling moss.

https://www.gemselect.com/gem-info/jasper/jasper-info.php

Orangecicle

Orangecicle – Bright orange jasper, funky old shell and beautiful honeycomb agate on 20″ brass chain.

 

Jasper Peace

Jasper Peace – Dyed jasper, carved flower charm and butterfly on 18″ brass rolo chain with faceted orange agate beads.

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