Natural black Jasper stone is a large designed oval shape Vancouver island origin Dallasite pendant. Self-collected raw minerals from the northern Pacific seashores. High polished on lapidary diamond wheels to a brilliant smoothness and shine. Set with sterling silver 21 gauge square, half round jewelry wire wrapping, and a silver-plated 20″ x 1.5 snake chain necklace.
Dallasite is the third unofficial stone of British Columbia.
stone size: 41.3 x 25.2 x 8.1 mm 71.55 ct. overall pendant height: 56.6 mm
Dallasite is formed by Epidote and quartz, the two elements that make that stunning sometimes abstract-like pattern, derived from volcanic underwater eruptions, cooled down rapidly by the cold ocean. It is considered a type of black Jasper stone that takes a jaw-dropping bright shine when polished.
Jasper is the stone that never fails to amaze me. The variety of colors, the distinct patterns, and the smoothness of a polished Jasper make us all realize, how wonderful nature created such stones.
Jasper was found all over the world. Some are recognized by their color or the place it is found, and some with a fantasy name resembling a unique pattern and reminding a specific image. Picture Jasper for example, that make one think of a landscape, or the one with gray color and black lines looks like Picasso’s art.
Jasper is an opaque stone, compiled of very tiny particles of quartz with various mineral impurities, that are responsible for its color and patterns. Used for jewelry and talismans throughout the history of mankind. It’s called the supreme nurturer, which provides protection and absorbs negative energies. Calms emotions, and is also used as a healing stone to strengthen the immune system.
These stone specimens are one of the most favoured materials by lapidarist. It’s hard and dense, hardly ever cracks allowing to design attractive pendants by its pattern, and takes a brilliant polish.
If you looking for a unique piece of jewelry for yourself or a friend, I highly recommend Jasper, which makes an eye-catching pendant from the Australian Mookaite to the Mexican porcelain, and even with the funny name purple cow from Oregon