Bumble Bee Jasper Pendant on Black Leather Cord
The stone in this pendant is hand-cut by me - One of a Kind.
Pendant is approximately 1.6" in height
The Stone is 84.7 cts. and 40 x 31.7 x 9.8mm (1.60 x 1.25 x 0.40 inches)
Hangs from 18" Black Leather Cord (Short Chain section in back allows adjustment to about 16")
This bold eye-catching Pendant features a hand cut stone of spectacular flame-like billowing plumes in brilliant oranges and golden yellow contrasting with black banding which is a gorgeous example of the perfectly named Bumble Bee Jasper from Indonesia, collected near the hot steaming calderas of an active volcano, giving an evocative image to the yellow-orange plumes in this cabochon. Dangerous to collect and also to cut, this stone actually must be cut with protective gloves and face mask as it contains arsenic, though be assured that it is now safe to wear and touch in this highly polished state and I have even stabilized the stone with a polymer, which gives the otherwise relatively soft stone strength and protection. Truly a unique stone, some of the color of this material, literally millions of years in the making. And, yes, you can see that this stone has some minor "pitting" which is very common with this material, but I've left some of that to give it a more interesting organic and natural feel.
On a side note, I've worn a Bumble Bee Jasper Pendant which I made for myself from the same stash, and it always draws attention and comments wherever I go!
I've included one photograph showing what it would look like on a silver chain, but that is only meant to be an example of how the stone would look on a different material. The sterling silver chain is not available as part of this item, but if you're interested, I would be able to provide one either 16" or 18" as a separate sale. Just send me a note along with your order and I'll be glad to can work that out with you.
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