Ocean Jasper Spheres
Orbicular Ocean Jasper
Ocean Jasper is a rare mineral, mined in only one place in the world...
The Mine of Marovato, on the Ambolobozo Peninsula in the north west corner of Madagascar. It is called Ocean Jasper because the deposits are part of the coastline, and can only be reached by boat, and removed only during low tide.
The Lapidary Journal reported this description:
“This new rock has been found along the northwest coast of Madagascar after years of unsuccessful searching. The deposit formed as a rhyolite flow but has been completely silicified. The rhyolitic eyes or orbs come in an astonishing array of colors and color combinations. The background can be white, pink, green, red, or yellow. Botryoidal formations as well as white and deep green druzy are also common. The deposit has been discovered at the edge of the ocean. It can only be seen and collected at low tide. The area has no road so the material must be transported to civilization by boat.”
This stone is immediately recognizable by its concentric rings of color, earning at the name "Orbicular Ocean Jasper." The most common colors are greens and whites, with the less common colors of pinks and yellows also appearing in some specimens.
Ocean jasper is one of the most collectible stones in recent times. Word that the mine is running out or empty seems to be true, as quality specimens are becoming harder to find with each passing day. This stones colors, patterns and shapes amaze and delight! It is another of nature’s wonderful masterpieces. This stone is also known as the “Atlantis Stone” because it was found in the turn of the New Millennium under the ocean. It seems to have mystic knowledge locked inside. When held, the stone brings out deeply hidden un-resolved emotional issues, and has a soothing and nurturing effect about those issues.
Rare Polished Ocean Jasper 3 inch Sphere from Madagascar
Fascinating Ocean Jasper Sphere with Pink Orbs This is a beautiful ocean jasper sphere, 3 inch (76mm) diameter, weighs 21.1 oz or 1.32 lb (600g).
Item # OJS0208001
2.6" Green Flower Orbicular Ocean Jasper Sphere
Beautiful! Green Flower Ocean Jasper Sphere from the North Shores of Madagascar.
This is a truly unique Sphere. On each end Forest Green is accented with vibrant salmon colored orbs. Down the middle is a stunning wide band of transparent Smokey blue agate dotted with rainbows that are visible in the sun. Delicate green flowers with a pearl pink center flow throughout. There are fractures, most often present in this material and visible in the photos, which do not affect the integrity of the sphere. A stunning mix of crystalline and amorphous structure!
This sphere measures 2.6" (66mm) and weighs .888 lb (403g). Hard to find the green and pink colors with such great detail and the polish is spectacular!
Item # OJS0208002
2.7" Green and Peach Orbicular Ocean Jasper Sphere
Magnificent 2.7" Ocean Jasper Sphere from the northern shores of Madagascar!
Bright, happy colors...guaranteed to please! The usual shades of green are present along with brilliant peachy salmon, white, and another unusual lime green color in the numerous Drusy pockets. There are the unique orbs that resemble delicate green flowers. There are fractures, most often present in this material and visible in the photos, which do not affect the integrity of the sphere. A stunning mix of crystalline and amorphous structure.
The sphere measures 2.7" (68mm) diameter, was hand polished and has a magnificent mirror like shine. It weighs .893 lb (405g).
Item # OJ11107003
Polished Ocean Jasper 2.33 inch Sphere from Madagascar
Polished Ocean Jasper Sphere (A+ Grade)
This specimen weighs 0.53 lbs (244g) and measures 2.33 inches (56mm) diameter. Superb Polished Ocean Jasper Sphere. Beautiful colors of dark green, pink and cream with stunning Orbicular patterns all over. This specimen also has vugs with crystal inclusions. This is one of the few high quality Ocean Jasper Spheres we were able to obtain (which are getting almost impossible to find as the source finds are drying up). An excellent specimen that won't disappoint! There are fractures, most often present in this material and visible in the photos, which do not affect the integrity of the sphere. A stunning mix of crystalline and amorphous structure.
Item # OJ11107004
Polished Ocean Jasper 2.45 inch Sphere from Madagascar
Fascinating Ocean Jasper Sphere with Pink Orbs This is a beautiful ocean jasper sphere, 2.45 inch (62mm) diameter, weighing 0.675lb (306g).
This piece is a study in ocean colors with deep moss green literally dotted with pink, cream and russet orbs, some with neon green centers It is absolutely full of incredible patterns and beautiful vugs with crystals. There are fractures, most often present in this material and visible in the photos, which do not affect the integrity of the sphere. A stunning mix of crystalline and amorphous structure.