Jasper is made up of thousands of tiny crystals tightly packed together to form a hard opaque mineral. As such it can contain lots of different ‘ingredients’ which give rise to a multitude of different colour and pattern combinations, from black and white spots to red and brown streaks or green and pale pink round blotches.
It is typically used for ornamental carvings, beads, and inlays and its diversity of appearance means that it offers a great range of realistic looking options for carving pieces like our Sea Turtle and Crab cufflinks.
Description: Jasper is an opaque variety of Quartz that occurs in a wide range of colour and patterns, it can be found in many different countries including Egypt, Africa and the USA.
Hardness: 7 on Mohs Scale