Jasper Pendants have become a customer favorite, so I have thrown myself back in to the quest for beautiful stones. This is one of my more recent finds.
One of my dealers had a few of these stones - he sold them as Cherry Creek Jasper, and I can't say they're not, but they aren't like anything I've ever seen before. They seem more agatized, and brecciated. I wouldn't know what to call them instead. Maybe they found a new vein with different patterns. Whatever they are, I loved the colors and patterns and bought quite a few of them. The Teal and Rust in this one won me over, and the brecciations just reshuffled those colors into an even better pattern.
There is a good-sized gouge in the stone - you can see it in the photo - the pale dash to the right of the white streak near the bottom. I was too busy swooning over the colors that I didn't notice it until I got it home. I've lowered the price accordingly.
My husband bought me a nifty pair of digital calipers. Now I can make amazingly accurate measurements, in no time at all:
41.71 mm long 17.05 mm wide 5.78 mm high
Buying and selling stones over the internet will always be a distant second to buying the stones in real life - being able to hold them and see the colors for yourself. No matter how hard I try, there is no way I can guarantee that the stone will look exactly like the image you see on your monitor. I *can* guarantee that if you are not happy with your stone, you can return it for a full refund.