This handmade wire wrapped sterling silver pendant is made with a natural stone cabochon of rare Ocean Jasper from Madagascar. Ocean jasper is getting more and more difficult to get. chose to make this cab from the rough the way I did because I wanted to capture the scene in it. To me it looks like an ancient fresco painting on a sunny wall in Italy. The thing that looks like a crack is actually an old sealed fracture, but really adds to the ancient fresco look. This is a very evocative picture stone.
I used heavy, solid sterling silver (not coated, filled or plated) wire to construct a setting with a double bail. I really like the idea of having a double bail with this shape. This is the first setting like this that I have designed, but I will be doing more for the right stones. I think it has a very unique look to go along with the stone.
NEW!!! I will be donating 10% of this sale to a new non profit informational website for Ocean Jasper http://www.oceanjasper.org/
stone ---- 42x32mm
pendant ---- 1.99" / 50mm long; 1.41" / 36mm wide
bail ---- 7mm
More about Ocean Jasper:This does not include a chain or cord.
You can purchase one here.
Ocean jasper is a rare, collectable and popular stone from the north-east coast of Madagascar near the village of Morovato. Before the supply was depleted, it was found off the coast at low tide. It was always in limited supply due to the difficulty in collecting it. Ocean jasper is a type of jasper called orbicular jasper because of the orb patterns found in it. It is alternatively called an agate, as well. It has remained so popular because of the incredible colors and sometimes surreal picturescapes created by the orbs. No stone is quite like it. Ocean jasper is one of my personal favorite stones. I am constantly on the lookout to bring you the quickly disappearing higher qualities of this unique stone.
Ocean jasper is said to:
increase expressions of love
focus the positive aspects of life
stimulate the solar plexus, heart and throat chakras
bring relaxation and cooperation