Our curated collection of gorgeous, polished crystal and stone spheres. Septarian, Labradorite, Rose Quartz, Pyrite, Ocean Jasper and many other varieties available in a wide variety of sizes. All of our polished spheres come with display stands included.
Jasper by definition is primarily composed of silica. Tests of the stone using x-ray diffraction analysis show that it is mostly calcite and contains no silica. So no, it is not a jasper and it would be more technically correct to just refer to it as bumblebee stone.
Is Bumblebee Jasper Toxic?
Many websites list bumblebee jasper as a toxic mineral as it contains realgar which itself has a high arsenic content. But, the realgar with bumblebee jasper is in a polished state is not be readily absorbed through the skin. The real danger would be to anyone cutting or polishing the stone or handling raw, unpolished bumblebee jasper. The dust created could easily be inhaled or ingested which would pose a serious health risk.
Washington state has now joined over a dozen other states to put in place “shelter in place” or “stay at home” orders. While we agree this is the correct course of action, it will have a substantial impact on our business. It effectively shuts down much of our company for several weeks.
We will continue taking orders on our website and we will have a single staff member at our warehouse to facilitate shipping of these new orders. Depending on the order volume this may mean that we do experience some shipping delays, particularly with large or fragile items that require more packaging time.
These shutdowns are particularly devastating to all small businesses who don’t have significant cash reserves and rely on constant cash flow to pay their fixed expenses (payroll, rent, loan payments, etc) We hope that you will continue to support us and satisfy your fossil fix during these trying times.