Royal Sahara jasper 5
This is a Royal Sahara jasper stone pendant. This petal shaped piece is about 2 1/4" x 1" at its widest and 1/4" thick. It is attached to a 18" sterling silver Omega cable with a magnetic clasp. This is a premium, high grade piece. With over 16 different known varieties of picture jasper, Royal Sahara Jasper is the queen of the fleet.
This is Royal Sahara Jasper at its finest. Displaying a world within worlds, earth elements for biophilic design. There is a need to explore, to imagine what we see in this piece. As I carved away the outer layers of this piece I was captured by its minute changes, a revolving story of earth creative.
This Jasper was discovered in 2006 by a lapidary couple during a gem rock hunt in the Eastern Sahara desert in Africa. The difficulties they encountered to include the desert environment with 140 degree temperatures, the remote location far from civilization and supplies and the logistics of getting many pounds of rocks back to the U.S. dictates that this stone is one of the most expensive of Jasper's for a Lapidary to obtain.
Jasper is a stone of gentleness and relaxation. It is professed to enhance one’s ability to relax and bring tranquility, comfort, wholeness and healing. As with all jaspers, it is suggested to be a good protection stone.