This is a Imperial Jasper gemstone and you can see this piece is unique. It is akward in shape and set in simple yet elegant sterling silver bezel. The band is mightly thick so this would make a statement. The ring measures at a size 10. Each piece I create is made from start to finish with a creative and artistic soul in mind.
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Imperial Jasper Ring (Size 10)
Imperial Jasper is considered to be one of the five fine jaspers. (The other fine jaspers are Bruneau jasper, Morrisonite, Willow Creek jasper and Blue Mountain jasper). Imperial Jasper is found about 50 miles northwest of Guadalajara, Mexico on the east side of a steep canyon. This canyon lies north of the small town of San Cristobal and its steep slopes are covered with dense vegetation. The jasper-bearing area is very large, almost 6 km long with many individual deposits, each with its own characteristics. Pink Imperial, Brown Imperial, Green Imperial, Spiderweb Imperial, Select Imperial, and Royal Imperial are all names associated with these various jasper deposits.
The jasper occurs as veins, large filled vugs, and as nodules in the host rock. Pieces over 100 lbs. in size have been recovered, but due to extensive natural cracking in the deposit most material is much smaller.
The deposits are also rich and concentrated. In the last decade over 100 tons of Imperial Jasper has been mined. Most of the deposits are under claim, but the claim rights are complicated by multiple land owners. The amount of jasper produced from this area far exceeds the total lifetime production of all the other fine jaspers listed above.