Jasper Beads and Pendants - Ocean, spotted, banded

Jasper is an opaque, fine grained species of chalcedony comprised of myriad microscopic quartz crystals intermixed with various impurities. Jasper can come in any color and it takes on many appearances. Many varieties of Jasper are named for the location they are found. Many stones that are called jasper in the gemstone trade are actually rhyolite or other stone materials. The best-known jaspers are bloodstone, picture jasper, porcelain jasper, and brecciated jasper.