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Sold Per 16 Inch Strand (21 beads in strand)

Bead Approx. Size: 30mm to 12mm (measured along the hole)

This set of beads weights about 8.2 oz in total

These are big size beads(for the central part), very presentable!! The natural turquoise color blended into brown and other colors, make it as excellent candidate to replace the most popular, the long time running - traditional turquoise.

Ocean Jasper is a silicon dioxide mineral that occurs in highly silicified rhyolite.
This means that it is in the Quartz family and just like all other Jaspers it has a hardness of 6.5 to 7. Ocean Jasper is sometimes called Orbicular Jasper, a broad term given to several Jaspers displaying perfect circles throughout the piece. The peculiar orbs or “bull’s eye” patterns are caused when Quartz and feldspar crystallize in radial aggregates of needle shaped crystals. A few of these other Orbicular Jaspers are Poppy Jasper and Leopard Skin Jasper. Many of these other orbicular jaspers are found in various locations throughout the world, however none are as rare as Ocean Jasper!

The vibrant colors visible in Ocean Jasper are caused by many different minerals. Red is caused by iron or hematite, light yellow or gray is caused by clay and brown or deep yellow is from goethite. Sometimes a dazzling display of sparkling tiny crystals occurs upon the surface. These little gems, known as druze, are the result of clear or white quartz formations. Many collectors seek specimens of Ocean Jasper with these unique crystals upon them.

Another exceptional quality of Ocean Jasper is translucency. Many specimens are opaque and still very beautiful while others, when held in front of a strong light source, display what can only be described as another world! When viewed in front of a bright light the translucent, clear, or just foggy background illuminates and displays the contrasting solid perfect circles –the orbs- which then reveal exactly why Ocean Jasper is sometimes called “Fish Eye Jasper”. These solid, soft looking spheres appear suspended in the illuminated quartz, and they can make one tempted to reach in and try to touch them!

These fascinating eccentricities are all reasons why Ocean Jasper is so addictive!

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Natural New Ocean Jasper 30-12mm Graduated Faceted Round Beads, 16 Inch Strand(G01030)


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