This is a nice example of Polychrome Jasper, in the shape of a pear. Polychrome Jasper (also called Desert Jasper) is a delightful new find from Madagascar! It was discovered by geologists in 2006 while searching for the currently mined out Ocean Jasper. It was named for its multi-hued colors. This sample is good for those interested in collecting the many forms of agate, jasper, or sometimes other minerals, or for those interested in pendant jewelry.
Jasper is a form of chalcedony quartz, and is opaque rather than clear or translucent like regular quartz or agate. It contains an abundance of impurities which give its interesting appearance. I understand that there are over 3,000 forms of Jasper.
(As always, if you don't like the choice of bail or necklace, just contact me and we can make changes.)