Ocean jasper is a rare and colourful material from Madagascar.
It has long been described as a variety of orbicular jasper.
Found on the north west coast of the world's fourth largest island, the original material is now completely mined out.
Orbicular jaspers are known for their orb-like or small spherical markings.
Stones can be found in many countries around the world but the variety correctly known as kabamby ocean jasper is unique to Madagascar.
The colours are caused by various mineral inclusions.
Red comes from iron in the form of hematite, yellow or grey is clay and shades of brown tend to come from goethite.
Ocean jasper is a registered trade name for what is now known to be a spherulitic chalcedony.
Chalcedony is a cryptocrystalline variety of quartz.
Cryptocrystalline means its crystals are too small to be seen with the naked eye.
A spherulite is a small rounded body often with a radiating structure made up of fibrous needle-shaped crystals.
They mostly occur in vitreous volcanic rocks.
The greyish white inclusions in snowflake obsidian are spherulites.
In ocean jasper the spherulites sit between grains of chalcedony and quartz.


Ocean Jasper is a marvelous stone for cultivating patience and coping with change, and encourages giving service to others.
Its spherical patterns are a spiritual reminder of how thoughts, words and actions affects our world and flow in a circular direction.
It honors the principle that what one sends out will indeed return.
Like all Jaspers, this stone alleviates stress and induces tranquility.
Its cleansing effect eliminates negative energy and stabilizes the aura.
It makes an ideal worry or rubbing stone for soothing the nerves and increasing one’s focus, and is a wonderful stone for banishing nightmares or harmful thoughts.
Orbicular Jaspers, such as Ocean Jasper, help one align with the Divine frequency of the universe and to understand the Law of Attraction and Reciprocity- that what one sends out comes back.
It is a spiritual reminder of how our thoughts, words, and actions affect the world and those around us, and that we can manifest a happy, joyful life by intentionally projecting good into the reality around us.

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