|Project by SouthpawCA||posted 07-20-2009 01:19 AM||1225 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This a a turned Mopane lidded box. The stone is a Madagascar Orbicular Jasper a.k.a Ocean Jasper.
Madagascar Orbicular Jasper is famous for its unpredictable color swirls and color patterns; particularly the many small spheres or “orbs” in its matrix, which appear as circles or eyes on cut sections. It is this dance of coloration, occasional druzy cavities, and a mixture of opaque and semi-translucent gemmy layers that attract the collectors to this popular chaledony gemstone.
It was a Christmas gift that, because of a few showings, was actually given about 2 months late.