Vintage 1970's stock Cripple Creek Picture Jasper oval cabochon with a very nice desert distant mountain scene. Famous for its mountain scenes, this piece lives up to the expectations showing a nice desert floor looking on to the mountains with whisping sand dunes highlighted by a gray-blue sky. The stone incorporates beige, various shades of brown and blue-gray to build the scene. The cabochon is polished with a nice shine on both sides in preparation for any open settings. The stone was left natural with no fill. The top is domed and the bottom is flat with a rounded edge around the stone ready for setting, smithing or wrapping. A nice piece displaying a western or desert scene.
This cabochon weighs 12.1 grams (60.5 carats) and measures 40 mm x 30 mm x 7 mm. Measurements are approximate and are measured from the longest or widest points; the thickness is measured in the middle. Jasper hardness ranges from 6.5 to 7.
Cripple Creek Picture Jasper comes from the Cripple Creek Picture Jasper mine in the Owyhee mountain range extending from South Western Idaho into Eastern Oregon. Famous for its desert scenery, the rocks incorporate gray, blue, brown and tan colors in the designs. Jasper is a variety of Chalcedony.
Healing properties suggest Jasper is a supportive stone, especially in times of stress, by helping accomplish wholeness and tranquility. Jasper helps balance the physical, emotional and mental body by purifying and releasing negative energies bringing stability to the aura. A great stone for giving a peaceful sleep or soothing nerves. It can help ward off nightmares and allows a connection with ancient wisdom and energies. It can help protect against attacks by psychic or negative entities. For gardeners, it can help plant health and growth in arid regions or in poor soils. These beliefs are spiritual supporters and not prescriptions or substitutions for medical healthcare.
We don't alter the colors in our photographs, though digital photo colors vary between cameras and depending on the lighting where the photos are taken so please view all photos before purchasing. Naturally lighted photos will be provided whenever possible, but some photos are taken indoors. Photos of this piece were taken indoors due to colder weather. My apologies for any glare on any of the photos and the flash has a tendency to wash the colors, therefore, some photos may be with or without flash trying to capture the most lifelike appearance.
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