Brecciated Jasper pendant
A beautifully simple jasper pendant in silver filled wire.
This brecciated jasper stone in it's trapezoid shape could only be shown off using a very simple wrap, to showcase the beautiful hematite veins present in the stone.
The 10% silver filled copper makes this piece a long lasting jewellery piece, and will compliment your day time and evening attire very well.
As always the pendant will come with a free 60cm long chain to showcase your piece, and of course for ease of storage it will come in an organza pouch, which can be upgraded to a jewellery box (please let me know in a private message if you wish for a box for your piece.)
****"Historical" info about jasper I found on the internets:
The word "jasper" is derived from the Greek word iaspi meaning "spotted stone," related to the Hebrew jashpeh and the ancient Assyrian word ashpu. Jaspers were worn by Egyptian priests in amulets covered with inscriptions from their Book of the Dead and wrapped up with mummies for protection in the afterlife. The Minoans of Crete carved seals for the palace of Knossos of jasper.
Jasper was the 12th stone in the breastplate of the Hebrew High Priest, and is said to be the foundation stone of New Jerusalem. Some Native American tribes used jasper to dowse for water and to call rain.
"Brecciated" comes from "breccia"–a geology term used to identify rock composed of broken fragments cemented together into a fine-grained matrix. Brecciated jasper is made when the earth melds sharp-angled fragments of stone together, just like a hearty stew includes carrots, potatoes, onions and other chunks in a lentils base.
Jasper was popular in the ancient world for its medicinal and spiritual values, and has been used for centuries by cultures around the world for its unique properties. Legend has it that jasper would drive away evil spirits and protect against snake and spider bites. In the fourth century, jasper was called "the great rain bringer." Medicinal values attributed to jasper include an ability to strengthen the stomach and provide cures to gynecological issues.
Brecciated jasper is also thought to provide mental clarity and focus to its wearer. The uplifting stone may help to increase organization and decrease stress. Jaspers in general have been viewed as symbolizing the variety that is the Earth, and all the balance and grounding that implies.
The Brecciated-Jasper will always remind you that there is something to look ahead to.