ITEM: Vintage Sterling Silver Banded Jasper Pendant
COMPOSITION: Sterling Silver, Acid tested
GEM: Banded Jasper 50mm X 33mm
CONDITION: Estate Item, Very Good
WEIGHT: 23.4 Grams
MEASUREMENT: 2" X 1 3/8"
MARKS: Worn 925
COMMENTS: Jasper is an opaque form of Chalcedony, which is a microcrystalline variety of the mineral Quartz. It often contains an abundance of impurities, and therefore some regard it as a rock instead of a mineral. Jasper is usually associated with brown, yellow, or reddish colors, but may be used to describe other opaque colors of Chalcedony such as dark or mottled green and orange. Some forms of Jasper are banded, and these banded Jaspers may appear similar to Agate, but unlike Agate they are opaque. This pendant has beautiful striations and array of colors. A great neutral pendant which will go with almost anything! The stone has brown, tan, gray and white variations. Circa 1980's. Pictured as received from a local estate. Very good estate condition with minimal wear indicative of age. Items will be cleaned but natural patina will be preserved if applicable. Polishing to near new is always FREE upon request!
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