Green Ocean Jasper Pendant

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Rare Ocean Jasper from Northwestern Madagascar

This rare and beautiful deep green ocean jasper encases a tiny sparkling druzy which is echoed by a 4mm white topaz bezel set alongside sparkling silver bubbles.   This particular cabochon is grade AAA+ old-stock material mined off the northwest coast of Madagascar and is unfortunately no long being mined.  Set in sterling and fine silver to let the quality and beauty of the stone be the centerpiece.

This forest-like green goes well with a wide array of colors and outfits.   Measures  3/4″ wide by 2-1/4″ long.

Orbicular jasper or sea jasper is a variety of jasper containing various colored orbs or spherical inclusions in the stone.  The name “Ocean Jasper” is a registered trademark for the variety that comes from  northwestern Madagascar.  There are different deposits of ocean jasper on the island, and each vein reveals different colors and differently defined orbs of the stones that are unique to each vein. Several of the veins have been mined out, so you can expect an ocean jasper piece to appreciate in rarity and value.  The original vein was accessible only by boat at low tide, and the material had to be transported by boat since there were no roads in the rugged area.
Ocean jasper is a multicolored stone that includes greens, yellows, oranges, pinks, salmons and white.  Although named as a jasper, it is actually a variety of quartz know as chalcedony (pronounced kal-sed-duh-knee). Much of ocean jasper is translucent, which is a characteristic of chalcedony.

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