Ocean Jasper Sphere
While Ocean Jasper only comes from one place in the world, the northwestern corner of Madagascar, there are two distinct deposits, about ten miles apart: Marovato, along the shoreline, and Kabamby, further inland. While the veins in Marovato are currently tapped out, the mine at Kabamby is still productive, yielding a distinctly yellow and green stone, sometimes red and cream. Its orbs tend to be larger than the Marovato material and can produce a unique geometric patterning where they touch one another. To read more about the geology of Ocean Jasper, check out the article on our main website, Enter the Earth.
Ocean Jasper is associated metaphysically with purification, balancing “parts to wholes”, like working on a specific chakra and then helping it integrate back into the energy body, and emotional, mental, and physical well being. To read more about the metaphysical properties of Ocean Jasper, check out Christopher’s blog on our website and Stacie’s blog here.
This sphere has a regular pattern of small orbs across its surface. One end has a visually contrasting dark green spot, with slightly larger orbs. Although the size of the orbs is consistent there is a huge color shift in the piece. One side is green and yellow, while the other is dark red and pink, a less common color in Kabamby Ocean Jasper. Both sides have touches of white. There are a few voids on the surface, spaces left open between orbs as they formed. Almost all Ocean Jasper has natural fractures, due to the brittle nature of chalcedony. There are a few small ones on this piece.
The sphere measures approximately 2 1/2" across and weighs approximately 1.12 lbs.
*Stand is not included.