I’ve by no means written a weblog about Ocean Jasper, although it has been one among my favourite non-Michigan stones. I count on this weblog will atone me of that sin–Amen!
When Ocean Jasper appeared in Tucson on the gem exhibits, round 2000, it was the most popular stone on the town! Paul Obeniche found Ocean Jasper in 1999 after years of looking out. Eugene Mueller, of the Gem Store in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, and Paul Obeniche launched Ocean Jasper to Tucson in 2000. Gene was chargeable for the commerce identify “Ocean Jasper”. For a number of years, Ocean Jasper was throughout Tucson, and I bought lots again within the day. The orbs, veins, and crystal pockets make each bit have its personal particular character.
Found in NW Madagascar, this colourful Obicular jasper was ripe with patterns and colours, in addition to crystal veins all through the gemstone. There have been two mines, one on land, and one on the shore. The deposit on the shore was principally harvested throughout low tides. Although the identify Ocean Jasper was copywrited, others tapped into the demand for this materials. The veins have been depleted in 2006. Most of my Ocean Jasper has been bought from Enter the Earth (Entertheearth.web). Enter The Earth owns the now depleted Ocean Jasper Mines in Madagascar.
Obicular Jasper from Madagascar can nonetheless be discovered at rock exhibits, and it stays one among my favourite pendant-making stones. Although the enjoyable days of looking out although 50 gallon drums, or Gaylord Packing containers of OJ are over, nonetheless, looking out by means of my barn piles would possibly produce Ocean Jasper. I purchased a number of Ocean Jasper again within the day. The colours are so assorted and distinctive it’s arduous to withstand.
By 2002 this jasper-agate was everywhere in the Tucson Gem present as beads, slabs, spheres, bookends, and all different issues lapidary. By 2006 the supply was just about depleted, however the stockpile should have been enormous. Ever since round 2011, availably is turning into much less and fewer.
The demand for this Obicular Jasper has decreased through the years, however I nonetheless produce an occasional pastel Pendant; Ocean Jasper simply makes me completely happy! Our pendants are elegantly wire wrapped with top-quality 14/20 yellow gold, pink gold, and tarnish-resistant argentium silver wires–Take a look at our Ocean Jasper jewellery web page to see what makes you content!