WPC: Semi-Precious Jasper, Like Pieces of Earth Frozen in Time

Jasper is a semi-precious stone that comes in many colours and patterns, and here are a few of my favourite ‘earth’ ones.

Jasper with striking black or dark markings on cream or taupe is called ‘Paintbrush Jasper’.

Earth Series: Gobi Desert Earrings made of Paintbrush Jasper

Earth Series: Gobi Desert Earrings made of Paintbrush Jasper and Champagne Quartz

Earth Series: Gobi Desert Necklace Detail

Earth Series: Gobi Desert Necklace, detail of Paintbrush Jasper

Earth Series: Gobi Desert Necklace and Earrings

Earth Series: Gobi Desert Necklace and Earrings, made of Paintbrush Jasper, taupe pearls, Champagne Quartz and Sterling Silver

The large stone in the detail below is ‘Ocean Jasper’ with its orbicular pattern in an unusual shade of creamy white; the smaller stones are ‘Picasso Jasper’, and come in patterns of various tones of white, ochre, cream, taupe, and grey; the clear oval stone is Rutilated Quartz.

Champagne in the Snow Long Necklace Detail

Detail of ‘Champagne in the Snow‘ Necklace

Winter Series: Champagne in the Snow Necklace

Winter Series: Champagne in the Snow Necklace featuring unusual cream-coloured Ocean Jasper.

This particular pattern with ochre and dark brown striations on cream is called ‘Picture Jasper’ but I always want to call it ‘Desert Jasper’ because the patterns look like pieces of petrified desert.

'desert-like' Picture Jasper Pi Rings

‘Desert-like’ Picture Jasper Pi-rings

More of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Cream to Light Brown

More on the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth.

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6 responses to “WPC: Semi-Precious Jasper, Like Pieces of Earth Frozen in Time

    • There are so many beautiful green stones that I haven’t ended up working much with Jade. However, I did pick up some low-quality Jade in Myanmar at the amazing jade market there, and so I foresee that I will end up making a Jade ‘Memory of Myanmar’ necklace sometime in the near future.

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