Monday, March 12, 2012

Picture Jasper ~ Gemstone Spotlight

Picture jasper is a petrified mud that dripped into gas pockets in molten lava.  It became superheated and then solidified forming the unusual banded patterns which are typical of this stone.  (Thanks for that info, Bernadine Fine Art Jewelry!)  It mostly comes from Idaho and Oregon.

This type of jasper is a perfect neutral stone with its tan, brown, and creamy colors.  I created this coordinating set as a custom order for a friend.  Picture jasper is combined with antiqued copper in this earthy creation.  


  1. Hi Kathy!
    Thank you for stopping by today!
    That first picture came out! My photos are pretty much hit or miss :o)
    and...please feel free to pin it!
    I just read about how to add a Pin-it button...but it's so much extra work, I may just type it in regular text!
    I've been meaning to get in touch with you about the pretty necklace you made to match my earrings and bracelet. I'll send you a message via Etsy about it.
    Wishing you much joy ~ always,

  2. Funny how I never really think about how a stone got it's specific swirls. I know that when we looked for a granite counter I wanted one that had an even pattern all over, not really thinking on the beauty of the natural patterns. On a large area, the inconsistenies threw me for a loop, but in these precious little stones, it's beautiful how the different patterns coordinate.


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