Semi-Precious Stones: Red Jasper

In Beaumaris, Wales I met a man selling Red Jasper, green Chert (a type of flint) and Slate which he had been cutting and polishing to make uniquely local pieces of jewelry.

He told me that the stones had all been found on the beaches of Wales (and whispered the name of a beach with ‘wild’ Red Jasper). Red Jasper, green Chert (a type of flint) and slate being made ready for uniquely local pieces of jewelry in Beaumaris, WalesFrom then on we kept an eye out and found our own wild Jasper on the beaches of Wales.
Jasper on the beach at Aberderon in WalesA massive piece of Red Jasper and the green rock may be the Chert he was polishing.Jasper on the beach at Aberderon in WalesA slab of red jasper rock in the Cardiff Museum, Wales.A slab of red jasper rock in the Cardiff Museum, WalesTo me these stones are coloured what I would call ‘Japanese laquer red’. red jasper 6mm rounds 12dol
Everything I make out of them looks Japanese.Necklace of Red Jasper, Copper and Snowflake ObsidianMore of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Reds.

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