A palm-sized Red Creek jasper is embraced by a shell of cast bronze or sterling silver, resembling an unfurling fern. This elegant form curls all the way around the stone, so it display a different design on the front and back, and the pendant can be flipped according to your whim or preference.
Traditionally, jasper is named after its its place of origin, since the stones are so varied and visually unique. It is formed from the most common elements in the earth's crust, oxygen and silicon, and chemically identical to quartz crystal, yet its structure is amorphous, composed of sensitive, cell-like crypto-crystals. Red Creek jasper is also called Picasso or Picture Jasper, because of its resemblance to abstract or impressionistic artworks. It is formed in a prehistoric seas or river beds, and its silicates were were probably from prehistoric microorganisms, colored with bands of iron, chlorite, and other elements, as the environmental conditions changed through the ages. This provided a palette of colors as varied as the seasons, resembling flames, trees, storm clouds, and surreal landscapes. The three stones listed are currently available. Send me a message if you would like to choose from our available stones.
Matches beautifully with our custom antiqued chains (not included).