Grey Picture Jasper Beads
$6.90 – $7.50 inc GST.
Gemstone: Picture Jasper
Size: Select 6mm or 8mm
Strand Length (inches): 15.5″
Colour: Gray with darker gray inclusions
Beads in Strand:
6mm – Approx 61 Beads
8mm – Approx 47 Beads
Picture Jasper is a gem that symbolized importance, power, and prosperity in antiquity.
Picture Jasper is a form of Chalcedony or microcrystalline Quartz formed through the hydrothermal process. It has a Mohs hardness of 6.5-7, making it an incredibly sturdy, durable stone that resists scratching and isn’t very porous.
Picture Jasper is opaque, especially when tumbled and polished. Geologists refer to this type of stone as “chert,” while historians who study its use often refer to it as “flint.” There are numerous different colors and varieties of Jasper, but Picture Jasper is particularly captivating due to the complexity and uniqueness of its design.
The name “Picture Jasper” literally means spotted or speckled stone. These stones are normally brownish/tan to red in color, with some stones having striations of deep blue and occasional yellow.
Picture Jasper is so named because of the patterns revealed when the stone is cut. The design is said to look like a painting, with each pattern and each stone having a different composition.