I got this chunk of Owyhee Jasper and had no idea of the wonderful cab that was hiding inside it till I started grinding it. This natural stone cabochon is from the Owyhee Mountains on the Idaho-Oregon border. It is known for its vivid patterns, such as this one has.
I chose to use copper for this handmade pendant and gave it a warm antique patina. I used a wire wrap setting which, I think, has a unisex appeal, being equally attractive for a man or woman.
Please note- this cab had a small natural void on the side which has been filled. It does not affect the look or wearability, but I felt I should mention it.
stone ---- 40x22mm
pendant ---- 2.37" / 60mm long; .93" / 23mm 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.