Polychrome Jasper is a type of chalcedony stone which develops in massive formations.
The semi precious gemstone material was first found on the northwest coast of Madagascar in 2008, while searchers were looking for more deposits of the popular Ocean Jasper. Madagascar is an island nation in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa. The deposit is said to be small, but I have heard there are actually 3 different locations in close proximity to each other and the Ocean Jasper locations.
All of the material is dug by hand. However it is found in boulders, some huge.
Polychrome means "the act of decorating things in a variety of colors." That is a very appropriate name for this colorful jasper. It comes in a rainbow of colors- from browns, oranges, purples, blues, pinks, and greens. It can be banded, or swirled, or often has a circular pattern or orbs.
It also goes by the name of Royal Savannah Jasper and Desert Jasper.
Polychrome Jasper is hard and takes a nice polish.
Metaphysical Properties of Polychrome Jasper:
Polychrome Jasper is said to bring fortune and joy. It is thought to reduce stress, increase stamina, and ease allergies.
OakRocks has been in the rock and mineral business for 30 years. We are a great source for Polychrome Jasper and carry a variety of Polychrome Jasper spheres.