Fancy Jasper Stone Sphere
This lovely dark red and green gemstone sphere carving is from Fancy Jasper found in India.
It is 2 inches or 50 mm in diameter.
Jasper is an ornamental rock composed mostly of chalcedony, microcrystalline quartz, in association with other minerals, which give it colorful bands and patterns.
Jasper was a favorite gem in the ancient world, and the name jasper can be traced back in Hebrew, Assyrian, Persian, Greek, and Latin.