Noreena jasper from Australia is known for its havoc play of orange and red lines on a gray to gray beige background. This handmade pendant is a good example. There is a very saturated red with bright orange and a darker beigey gray/blue background.
I used copper for this handcrafted, natural stone pendant. Instead of a traditional bezel setting, I made a tab setting out of solid copper. I hammer forged the copper to hold the stone securely. I then gave this a warm patina.
stone ---- 42x24mm
pendant ---- 1.96" / 49mm long; .98" / 25mm wide
bail ---- 5mm
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.
More About Noreena Jasper:
Noreena jasper is a relative newcomer to the lapidary scene. Noreena jasper is from the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It is found in the same area as the mungina stone, which looks similar, which doesn't have as distinct a pattern.
Noreena jasper is a hard, silicated mudstone. It comes in marvelous geometric patterns in deep reddish orange and flaming yellows.