This 44 mm round 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 the shape of a breaking ocean wave. Spectacular! It has delicate lines and waves of colour in browns, creams purple and green. It is simply set in a 5mm silver surround with an additional 1mm edging to complete the framing effect, and has two strong ¾ bails at the back in 2mm round wire, allowing for the free movement of a chain. CHAIN NOT INCLUDED. We recommend using, as displayed, one of our strong but elegant silver Omega chains SCH03, with a sturdy and easy to use silver lobster claw fastener.
This piece has been 925 stamped.