All of the cabochons are polished by me. Some I have bought and recut but mainly they are cut and polished from either rough rock which I have first slabbed and trimmed or from slabs which I have bought then trimmed.
Buyers in Australia can pay via direct deposit or by contacting me with their credit card information. Overseas buyers are welcome to use their credit card. All prices are show in Australian Dollars. (AUD)
Jaspers: an aggregate of microquartz and/or chalcedony and other mineral phases, it is an opaque, impure variety of silica, usually red, yellow, brown or green in color; and rarely blue. The common red color is due to iron inclusions. The mineral aggregate breaks with a smooth surface. It can be highly polished and is used for vases, seals, and snuff boxes. The specific gravity of jasper is typically 2.5 to 2.9. Along with heliotrope (bloodstone), jasper (green with red spots) is one of the traditional birthstones for March. Jaspilite is a banded iron formation rock that often has distinctive bands of jasper.
Poppy Jasper: Poppy jasper comes in a few different colour combinations. This seems to depend on where the jasper came from as in how far into the digging time line.
These two cabochons are from a very old collection and I haven't seen any more of this colour combination.
Polychrome or Desert Jasper: This jasper comes from Madagascar.
Cherry Creek or Red Creek Jasper: This jasper comes from China but seems to be slightly softer than real jaspers.
Imperial Jasper: This jasper comes from America and can be divided into to subsections, the first being Royal Imperial Jasper as seen in the two cabochons on the left and the bottom one which have orbs of varying colour and the second is just called Imperial Jasper as in the other cabochons here. The green cabochon at the bottom is very translucent.
Various (unknown names to me) Australian Jaspers: This jasper comes from Australia and was found by club members who have gone out fossicking in different parts of Australia.
Ocean Jasper: This jasper comes from Morocco but appears to have been mined out and can now just be found in private collections.
The cabochons on this page are not the only Jaspers available but I have grouped them together as they have 'Jasper' in their common name.
Bruneau Jasper: This jasper comes from America and is now quite rare. It is valued because of its beautiful orb scenes.
Unknown American Jasper: This jasper comes from America and I bought it in Tucson.
Royal Sahara Jasper: This jasper comes from Egypt.
Unknown Jasper: This jasper comes from Mexico and I bought it in Tucson.
Carrisite Jasper: This jasper comes from America and is hard to get now.