Ocean Jasper Beads
Ocean Jasper is found exclusively along the northeastern coast of Madagascar. The mines can only be reached by boat! Our gorgeous Ocean Jasper beads display a pattern of wonderful swirls and spots in deep forest greens, warm yellow ochers, sandy pinks and beiges, whites, and some transparent portions.
Ocean Jasper, also known as Sea Jasper, is a specific variety of orbicular jasper. Orbicular jaspers include small spheres or orbs in its matrix. In cut sections, these appear as circles or eyes. Jasper is a combination of chalcedony and quartz. The name Jasper comes from old French, jaspre, meaning “speckled stone”.
Ocean Jasper is said to facilitate nurturing behaviors and is associated with the heart chakra.