Polychrome jasper pendant, 29x60mm, gold-plated bail. Chain is not included. We will send it to you securely packed in the professional jewelry box with the “Les Deux Artisans” logo (as shown on the picture).
About the stone
Jasper is an opaque and fine grained variety of Chalcedony. It is found in all colors including: red, brown, pink, yellow, green, grey/white and shades of blue and purple. It often contains organic material and mineral oxides which give it interesting patterns, bands and colors. Many of these patterns resemble landscapes with mountains and valleys, thus the name "picture" is part of the name of many well know Jaspers.
The name 'jasper' is derived from the Greek word for 'spotted stone', referring to its typical multicolored, striped, spotted or flamed appearance. Jasper was a favorite gem in ancient times and is referenced in Greek, Hebrew, Assyrian and Latin literature.
Found worldwide, a wide variety of named Jaspers is found in the western areas of the Unites States.
Picture jasper is a petrified or silicated mud that dripped into gas pockets in molten lava. It became superheated and then solidified forming the unusual banded patterns which are typical of this stone.
Jasper is the state rock of Massachusetts, USA.
Polychrome Jasper is a stone of exuberance, physical energy, vitality, and vibrancy. It is a stone of Fire Energy -- the energy of heat, action, emotion and passion but also of ideas, concepts, and sex. It is alive, potent, and if not used carefully, destructive. We all need the heat, passion, and life giving energy of the fire element. Embrace the bright colors, feed from their energy and reenergize your life and passions.