A one-of-a-kind piece unearthed in India, this jasper specimen is a semi-precious form of quartz crystal left in its raw, natural state — uncut and unpolished. It has a chocolate brown color highlighted by sienna hues throughout the stone. This authentic natural specimen has its own history, spanning millions of years produced by a unique combination of water, heat, pressure and minerals. Historically worn by shamans, priests and kings, jasper is considered a powerful, sacred protection stone that increases energy and strength, both in the physical world and in the spiritual realm. As a decorative object, it would add natural beauty, earthy presence and visual appeal to any space.
• 8.5″ L x 5.5″ W x 3.75″ D; 6 lbs., 10 oz. (approximate).
As a naturally-created product, it contains cracks, fissures, pits and holes.
Agate has been found with artifacts from Neolithic people who lived in the late Stone Age, and was used as healing amulets in Mesopotamia during the reign of Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II
(604–562 B.C.). The stone was used as talismans in ancient Egypt, Greece and India.