Picture Jasper (Tumbled)
Receive ONE hand selected tumbled stones.
Picture jasper is a variety of jasper that is characterized by patterning reminiscent of a scenic painting. Traditionally, this jasper has inclusions that produce a layered pattern that creates the illusion of a landscape. The landscapes are a result of deposition banding during formation. These layers are influenced by water flow and wind, in addition to coloring and dendritic patterning dictated by the composition of the inclusions. For the true beauty of these formations to be revealed, the jasper must be cut and polished to achieve the desired effect. Picture jasper is a favorite of lapidarists because the material is easily cut, polished, shaped and is exciting throughout, meaning there is little waste.