Bumble Bee, "Jasper", Side Drilled, 25, 50 or 100 Gram Lot, Assorted Shapes & Sizes
Bumble Bee, "Jasper", Side Drilled, Assorted Shapes & Sizes
This image is of a similar assortment of 100 grams of Bumble Bee, "Jasper".
50 gram lots will be 50% less pieces.
25 gram lots will be 75% less pieces.
Millimeter sizes mentioned are a suggested range, not a guarantee.
Bumble Bee is not a true Jasper, but a stone called Travertine and has a calcite base making it a soft, but brilliantly colored stone. The material is made of radially grown fibrous calcite with a distinctive yellow, orange, and black banding. The lovely patterns on this stone often imitate the coloring found on bumblebees, therefore the name.
Bumble Bee is formed from a mixture of volcanic matter, anhydrite, hematite, sulfur, arsenic, etc. This carbonate-rich rock was first discovered on the island of West Java, Indonesia during the 1990s. The yellow coloring is due to the presence of sulfur, which is toxic, as is arsenic, so care should be taken always wash your hands after handling, especially with lapidary work.
With side drilling, the hole is not visible on the front of the stone and the pendant can easily be hung on any beading wire.
In most cases, Side Drilled is a little thicker than other pendants.
This is a natural stone that has had no treatment other than cutting, drilling, and polishing.