This handmade wire wrapped pendant features a butter yellow and burgundy maroon mookaite aka mookite jasper from Australia. I was walking through a recent gem show and this stone just about jumped from a pile and begged me to wrap it. I love stones with such graphic intensity. The colors are perfect together and the pattern is such a knock out. It reminds me of a race car.
I wrapped this large stone simply in pure copper and gave it a patina. This pendant was featured in a book that I wrote on wire wrapping where I demonstrated how to make this setting.
stone ---- 46x31mm
pendant ---- 2.48" / 63mm long; 1.35" / 34mm wide
bail ---- 9mm
This does not include a chain or cord.
You can purchase one here.
More About Jasper:
Jasper is an opaque and fine grained variety of impure Chalcedony (type of quartz). It has a hardness of 6.5-7 on the Moh's hardness scale. It is found in almost all colors. The interesting colors and patterns are caused by impurities. They can be up to 20% impure. Sometimes, those impurities will cause patterns that resemble pictures or landscapes and, as such, is then called a picture jasper. Other times they cause a variety of color and or interesting patterns or bands.
Jasper is known as a supreme nurturer.