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.