Jasper, Dragon Blood, Side Drilled, 50 or 100 Gram Lot Assorted Shapes & Sizes
Dragon Blood Jasper, Side Drilled, Assorted Shapes & Sizes
This image is of a similar assortment of 100 grams of Dragon Blood Jasper.
50 gram lots will be 50% less pieces
Millimeter sizes mentioned are a suggested range, not a guarantee.
Dragon Blood Jasper is actually not a Jasper, and also known as Dragon Stone. The distinctive green color is from the epidote mineral, and the red color is from piemontite. Dragon Blood Jasper is a fantastically patterned stone that can feature deep red tones joined with a combination of forest green hues. It is found in Western Australia and Brazil.
Jasper is a member of the chalcedony family. It is usually an opaque stone with a solid color or an irregular display of colors caused by various mineral impurities. Its colors are usually red, yellow, brown, or green in color and rarely blue. The common red color is due to iron inclusions. It often contains an abundance of impurities, and therefore some regard it as a rock instead of a mineral. Patterns arise during the consolidation process forming flow and depositional patterns in the original silica rich sediment or ash. The Jasper name means "spotted or speckled stone".
Jasper is known to have been a favorite gem in the ancient world; its name can be traced back in Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Assyrian, Greek and Latin. Jasper in mentioned many times in the Bible. Green Jasper was used to make bow drills between 4th and 5th millennium BC.
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.