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Ocean Jasper Cabochons

Ocean Jasper

What Is Ocean Jasper?

It is a trade name for a multicolored Madagascan stone with round shape patterning set against a contrasting background color. Even if, the stone called a jasper,  it is actually a mixture of different forms of quartz and clear & colored varieties of chalcedony, pockets of tiny quartz crystals called Druzy and banded agate.  Ocean Jasper becomes chalcedony spheres floating in a sea of chalcedony, when the stone is examined under a polarized light microscope.

Zodiac: Leo, Virgo, Scorpio
Planet: Mars
Element: Fire
Typical Colors: Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green

A modern stone, although random pieces are registered from the early 20th century, and their precise origin was unknown.  Paul Obeniche, a Frenchman living in Madagascar discovered the source in 1999 and introduced  this stone to the general public in 2000 at the Tucson gem show. Ocean Jasper is only found in one place, which is  the remote northwestern corner of Madagascar, coast of Africa.

Different Varieties Of Ocean Jasper
There are a different veins of Ocean Jasper and discovered in Marovato. Also, each variety has produced slightly different looking stones. The first vein was the largest, the second was much smaller while the third was even smaller.  The first vein was mined from 1999-2006, second vein was mined from 2005-2006 and third vein was found in 2013 but was tapped out after only 6 months. Also, the first one tends to be green, white and pink with less clearly defined orbs, and was about 90 feet long by 25 feet wide. The second one is tends to  very clear orbs, often in bulls-eyes, and was  35 feet long by 15 feet wide. However, the third one tends to be pink, white and white with some clearly defined orbs, and  was close to 10 feet long by 7 feet wide.

Ocean Jasper Healing Stones
Ocean Jasper is very comfy and helps to love one’s self and others. Besides, the stone is healing of the emotions as well as bringing peace of mind and aids with acceptance of responsibility plus increases patience of the wearer. Being a type of jasper, the stone is a very protective stone, and any eyes enhance this in respect to protection from the evil eye. Also, Physically it is beneficial to the digestion, removing toxins, lessen body odor and digestive organs, and is related to the heart chakra as well.




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