This 12mm x 56mm rectangular Ocean Wave Jasper cabochon from Madagascar, was cut and polished in our own workshop. This stone is probably THE most popular and sought after lapidary and collector rock in the world currently. First mined in NW Madagascar in the early 1900’s the seam was only accessible at low tide. This, and given the characteristic patterning of the stone likened to an ocean spray, gave rise to its name. Mining ceased in the 1920’s but the seam was rediscovered 10 years ago by a pair of explorers, although it is now rumoured that mining has ceased once again. The range of colours and patterns in this stone is perhaps unsurpassed in the world of Jaspers. This particular stone even displays splashes of greens, yellows, browns, reds and white… Spectacular! It is simply set on a solid silver backing with 4 strong 5 x 10 mm claws holding the stone in position, and has double ¾ bail at the back in 2mm round wire, allowing for the free movement of a chain. Please note that the CHAIN IS NOT INCLUDED in the quoted price. We recommend using, as displayed, one of our strong but elegant Medium Heavy Silver Omega Chains, SCH03 with a sturdy and easy to use silver lobster claw fastener.
This piece has been 925 stamped.