This beauty was collected by us on the West Coast of the South Island, near our family home, we are not quite sure what she is as she is very hard, unlike Schist.
We are guessing some kind of banded Granite - either way, she is GORGEOUS! her sibling (only two) can be found at Te Papa.
Size : 8cm diameter
Bound on Wax polyester extendable cord
An opaque stone with a matte finish, jasper is a variety of chalcedony that can appear in a number of colours, though it is most often red, brown or purple. We frequently work with a type of jasper known as dalmatian jasper due to its spotted appearance. A unique presentation of the stone, our jasper is collected from the creek on our family land and thus carries extra significance for us as carvers.
A healing stone, jasper is considered a powerful protection aid and one that confers grounding, stability and strength upon its wearer.
*Please remember that all of our NZ stones are a Natural product of the earth. Take care not to drop or knock them on hard surfaces as they will break.