This is a spectacular piece that would look fabulous on anyone. Each piece I create is made from start to finish with a creative and artistic soul in mind. The ring is made with a Ocean Jasper cabochon set in .925 Sterling silver with a unique design split band. The ring measures at a size 8 3/4.
Ocean Jasper Ring (Ring Size: 8 3/4) GN
Ocean Jasper is a beautiful gem material, identified by a unique pattern of eyes, or "orbs" on a swirling, striped background of vibrant color. It often includes vugs lined with white or green druzy quartz crystals. It is found in only one place in the world: along the rugged northeast coast of Madagascar. According to Mindat.com, the full locality is Marovato, Ambolobozo, Analalava District, Sofia Region, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar.
The material is mined from an ocean front cleft at the base of a cliff that is accessible only by boat, and workable only at low tide. There is no road, so access is only by boat, at low tide.
Ocean jasper is distinguished by its unique multiple eye-like spots or circular patterns called orbs (that's where the term orbicular comes from) set in a background matrix in a wide range of color variations. The orbs are found in shades including white, gray, yellow, beige, pink, red, maroon and brown, plus an array of blue and green tones, and even near-black. The orbs can range in diameter from a millimeter to a centimeter or more. The background often shows color zones or vague stripes of contrasting colors. The value of ocean jasper is judged mainly based on the richness and saturation of the colors, and the beauty of the designs and patterns.