1.) approx. size : 16 mm 2.) Quantity: 4 beads 3.) approx. weight : 23 grams = 115 carats 4.) This listing is for the exact stone shown in the photo 5.) Color of gemstone may vary slightly from screen to screen.
~~~ Ocean Jasper is in the Quartz family and just like all other Jaspers it has a hardness of 6.5 to 7. It is sometimes called Orbicular Jasper, a broad term given to several Jaspers displaying perfect circles throughout the piece.
The peculiar orbs or "bull's eye" patterns are caused when Quartz and feldspar crystallize in radial aggregates of needle shaped crystals. A few of these other Orbicular Jaspers are Poppy Jasper and Leopard Skin Jasper. Many of these other orbicular jaspers are found in various locations throughout the world, however none are as rare as Ocean Jasper! ~~~