I love the warm colors of this handmade wire wrapped pendant. The natural stone cabochon, a rare Owyhee flower jasper from Oregon, USA, is a medley of blush orangey red with a bolder flower design of dendrites in darker red. This is a beautiful stone with an excellent polish because it is one of the fine porcelain jaspers.
I used solid sterling silver to give this a simple setting.
stone ---- 38x23mm
pendant ---- 2.28" / 58mm long; .95" / 24mm wide
bail ---- 6mm
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.