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 has an over-abundance of names used to describe different types. Some names are commonly accepted by collection and dealers while others are made up to describe a specific locality or appearance of the jasper. Below are some more general varieties that are commonly encountered.
Banded Iron Formations - Red jaspers, colored by iron oxide inclusions are a main component in many banded iron formations such as Tiger Iron or Marra Mamba Tiger's Eye.
Bloodstone or Heliotrope - Used to describe a dark green variety of jasper with red spots.
Brecciated Jaspers - Use to describe jaspers that were broken apart into sharp, angular fragments, typically due to erosions. These pieces were reburied and solidified into a solid stone again, typically with chalcedony filling the cracks within the fragments.
Moss Jaspers - Used to describe jaspers that have moss like patterns in them due to manganese dendrites growing in microscopic cracks within the stone.
Picture Jaspers - Used to describe jasper with natural, scenic/picture like formations in it. These patterns maybe formed in a variety of ways, such as from depositional patterns, dendrites forming microscopic cracks in the rock or color variations.
Orbicular Jasper - Used to describe jasper with rounded concentric rings throughout. Ocean Jasper from Madagascar is one of the best known and most frequently encountered orbicular jaspers.
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.